LAHAINA’S VOYAGING CANOE CELEBRATED

Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani Launch-1

Photo  by Charlie Osborn Photography in Lahaina and Caption via  Katherine Smith

Thousands of people donated money, time and supplies to allow a little group of Hawaiian canoe builders to pull this off — a triumph of Hawaiian spirit and will. Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani: Wood, 63 ft long, 20 ft wide, Fiberglas-coated double hulls, double-masted, lashed together with 9 miles of nylon rope, crew of 14, weighs 11 tons, one long-shaft outboard engine for docking. USCG International Registry.

BELOW: THE SCENE EARLIER PHOTOGRAPHED BY VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC.

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