Hawaiian voyaging canoe

Hōkūle`a, a Hawaiian voyaging canoe, sailing off Honolulu, 2009. Over thousands of years, Polynesians migrated across vast distances and spread their culture across the Pacific. But they left no written record. Modern voyagers have recreated their routes, canoes, and methods. They suggest early Polynesian navigators sailed from island to island by observing Sun and stars, wind and waves, and the behavior of birds and fish.

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Hōkūle`a, a Hawaiian voyaging canoe, sailing off Honolulu, 2009.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 2009
Image Taken: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Credit: HongKongHuey
Creator: HongKongHuey
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Hōkūle`a, a Hawaiian voyaging canoe, sailing off Honolulu, 2009.