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The book that documents Hokule'a's voyage of hope

Published: Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:49:25 +0000
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Patagonia launched a must-have book on the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, smartly blending words and personal experiences with glamorous photos and illustrations.

The story of the original Hokule'a is simultaneously epic and tragic, beautiful and bittersweet. In a way, it is a mirror of life, with its unexpected ups and downs, celebrations and disappointments.

Hokulea means "Star of Gladness" in Hawaiian. The original Hokulea was launched on March 8, 1975. Three years later, the double-­hulled sailing canoe capsized and one of its crew members, the legendary Eddie Aikau, paddled his surfboard back to land to get help, but despite all efforts, he was never seen again.



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