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Hawaiian Canoe Hokulea Arrives in the Adirondacks (Lake Champlain)

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I've been following the mission and journey of the  Hōkūleʻa    as she and her crew continue their world-wide journey promoting a sustainable future. There is always so much more to learn. According to  Hōkūleʻa    Ka'ai McAfee-Torco, a teacher and consulant on board from Honolulu, Hawaii, the name  Hōkūleʻa ( Arcturus)  is a lode star for the Hawaiian culture and for McAfee-Torco. “The name means 'Star of Gladness.' It is the star that passes over the islands. It is the sign that lets you know you are home. It has a very special meaning to us all.” Hōkūleʻa , the flagship for the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) continues on her four year-long, 47,000 nautical mile round the world trip to bring awareness of the fragile nature of our water systems and the need for a sustainable world.  The first voyage came in 1976 after artist Herb Kane 's vision of building the iconic double-hulled sailing canoe came to realization. Kane saw his own cultural ancestry becom