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May 11, 2009

Ku Holo Mau - the 2007 tribute voyage to Satawal

Hokule'a's crab-claw sails

Max and Keoni looking for Satawal

Satawal itself - a tiny atoll

Interior of canoe house on Satawal

Found at the Polynesian Voyaging Society website - an article on the 2007 tribute voyage of the Hokule'a and the Alingano Maisu to honor Mau:

May 08, 2009

Reef fish off Ulithy

Reef fish speared off Fedraey, Ulithi

May 07, 2009

Simion Hokule'a

On 26 January 2009, two traditional canoes set sail from Yap, bound for Palau. The main purpose of the voyage, sponsored by the Traditional Navigation Society of Yap, was to recreate the sailing expeditions to Palau the Yapese made in the 16th-century to quarry stone money. The "Mathaw Maraw" was guided by Master Builder and traditional navigator, Chief Bruno Tharngan of Maap, while the 30-year-old "Simion Hokule'a," built by Master Navigator Mau Piailug and his brother on Satawal, was guided by Master Navigator Ali Haleyalur of Lamotrek. There were 17 crewmen on the two vessels: 8 on the "Mathaw Maram" and 9 on the "Hokule'a." [This information comes from a news release issued by Sebastian F. Tamagken, Chief of Media and Protocol for the Yap State Goverment.] The canoes arrived safely in Palau on 29 January. (From Raymond Thomas Martin)

- from the Polynesian Voyaging Society blog

May 06, 2009

Canoe voyaging

On-line resources relating to canoe voyaging - particularly in Hokule'a - from the Polynesian Voyaging Society: