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Lāhainā is home to members of the ʻohana waʻa, or voyaging family, including voyaging canoes Moʻolele and Moʻokiha O Piʻilani as well as a host of captains and navigators.
Polynesian Voyaging Society
The Polynesian Voyaging Society is putting a pause on the Moananuiākea Voyage to bring Hōkūleʻa home. In the wake of the West Maui wildfires, PVS announced the double-hulled canoe will temporarily return to Hawaiʻi from San Diego, California in late December. HPR's Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has the story.
A wildfire burned through the town of Lāhainā on Aug. 8, causing loss of life, property and cultural landmarks. HPR continues to cover Maui's efforts to heal and rebuild.
After five years of planning and preparation, Hōkūleʻa set off for a four-year voyage around the Pacific in June 2023. Stay tuned for HPR's coverage of Hōkūleʻa as reporters interview crew members and track their progress.