Hokulea, Hawaii’s iconic voyaging canoe, encountered new sailing conditions on Thursday morning: thick fog that hovered above the ocean during the crew’s early morning sail from Salem, Massachusetts to Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.
The Hokulea crew had little to no visibility of the horizon during the first couple of hours of the sail – a rare weather situation for the worldwide voyage. Eventually, the fog cleared up at around 10:00 a.m. ET and Hokulea was back on track to her next destination: the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
From there, the Hokulea crew will sail to Rhode Island early Friday morning, where the canoe will be docked for a few days. In line with delivering the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage’s message of taking care of Island Earth by engaging with new communities they meet throughout the voyage, crew members will be conducting canoe tours for the public at Rhode Island this Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.
The crew plans to continue educational engagements in the US New England states as Hokulea sails back down to New York.