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Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

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A Polynesian voyaging canoe returned to Hawaii after a three-year journey around the world guided only by nature.

No modern navigation was used by those aboard to guide the canoe named Hokulea across 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometers).



Instead, the canoe's navigators used only ocean waves, stars and the wind to find their way.

Thousands welcomed the double-hulled canoe powered by two main sails to Oahu today.

The voyage perpetuated traditional navigating methods that brought the first Polynesians to Hawaii.

Navigators also spread a message of caring for the Earth. Polynesian Voyaging Society President Nainoa Thompson notes that the ancestors who discovered Hawaii were good stewards of the islands.

The Hokulea will next embark on an eight-month journey throughout the Hawaiian islands.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

A Polynesian voyaging canoe returned to Hawaii after a three-year journey around the world guided only by nature. No modern navigation was used by those aboard to guide the canoe named Hokulea across 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometers). Instead, the canoe's navigators used only ocean waves, stars and the wind to find their way. Thousands welcomed the double-hulled canoe powered by two main sails to Oahu today. The voyage perpetuated traditional navigating methods that brought the first Polynesians to Hawaii. Navigators also spread a message of caring for the Earth. Polynesian Voyaging Society President Nainoa Thompson notes that the ancestors who discovered Hawaii were good stewards of the islands. The Hokulea will next embark on an eight-month journey throughout the Hawaiian islands. A Polynesian voyaging canoe returned to Hawaii after a three-year journey around the world guided only by nature.

No modern navigation was used by those aboard to guide the canoe named Hokulea across 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometers).

Instead, the canoe's navigators used only ocean waves, stars and the wind to find their way.

Thousands welcomed the double-hulled canoe powered by two main sails to Oahu today.

The voyage perpetuated traditional navigating methods that brought the first Polynesians to Hawaii.

Navigators also spread a message of caring for the Earth. Polynesian Voyaging Society President Nainoa Thompson notes that the ancestors who discovered Hawaii were good stewards of the islands.

The Hokulea will next embark on an eight-month journey throughout the Hawaiian islands.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

A Polynesian voyaging canoe returned to Hawaii after a three-year journey around the world guided only by nature.

No modern navigation was used by those aboard to guide the canoe named Hokulea across 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometers).

Instead, the canoe's navigators used only ocean waves, stars and the wind to find their way.

Thousands welcomed the double-hulled canoe powered by two main sails to Oahu today.

The voyage perpetuated traditional navigating methods that brought the first Polynesians to Hawaii.

Navigators also spread a message of caring for the Earth. Polynesian Voyaging Society President Nainoa Thompson notes that the ancestors who discovered Hawaii were good stewards of the islands.

The Hokulea will next embark on an eight-month journey throughout the Hawaiian islands.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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