Hikianalia Visits the Bay Model
Hikianalia, sistership to the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hokulea, arrived on San Francisco Bay last week after a 2,800-mile crossing from Hawaii. Her visit to California is a continuation of Hokulea’s Malama Honua campaign to inspire action toward an environmentally and culturally thriving world.
The Polynesian Voyaging Society claims that by sailing, powered by wind and sun, the crew demonstrates the important relationship between humanity and nature as they navigate their "way to California using cues from the stars, wind and ocean, rather than a GPS or other modern navigational instruments."
Today through Friday, Hikianalia will be rafted to the Matthew Turner tall ship and visible from in front of the Bay Model. A short welcoming ceremony is planned for around 12:30 or so this afternoon. Hikianalia will be viewable up close from the deck of Matthew Turner. Tours of Matthew Turner will be given at 1 p.m. September 19-21. To sign up, email Sylvia or call (415) 886-4973.
The voyaging canoe will go on to Spaulding Marine Center on Saturday, then depart for Los Angeles on Sunday. For more about Hikianalia’s mission and voyage, see Sightings in this month’s issue of Latitude 38.
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