Polynesian voyaging canoe

The islands of the Pacific were populated by the Polynesian people hundreds of years before the Europeans seamen stumbled on the vast chains of inhibited islands. A few years ago replica of the double haul sailing canoe was built. The old traditional navigation by stars, currents and the flight of sea birds was used to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976 and then to other Pacific Islands as far east as Easter Island.

The Polynesian Voyaging Society is going much further again using traditional sailing canoes as well as modern electronics to keep in touch with the world and to educate students about the old’s ways being made relevant for today’s world.

We will be able to follow the progress of this epic voyage through the power of the Internet

In the opening titles for the Sci-fi TV series Enterprise about the first starship Enterprise the is a tiny video clip of a Polynesian Voyaging Canoe. The human quest to travel out there is very strong.

Safe voyage Hokulea and crew.

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