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Legendary Hawaiian Canoe to Visit Mount Desert Island on Global Voyage


Date: Saturday Jul 23, 2016 - Tuesday Jul 26, 2016

Description:

Traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hōkūle‘a, will stop at Mount Desert Island as part of her leg through the New England area. The visit is part of the Acadia Centennial celebration and part of a larger effort to link Acadia National Park and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, which share their centennial in 2016. This sail is part of a historic Worldwide Voyage covering more than 60,000 nautical miles, 100 ports, and 27 nations. Hōkūleʻa is a double-hull sailing vessel that voyages without the use of modern instruments, using stars, winds and waves to navigate from destination to destination. During this current leg, the crew is honoring Native American tribes in the region and teaching and learning about traditions and practices of protecting cultural and environmental resources. Weather permitting, the crew conducts community and educational outreach programs, including canoe tours for the public during each stop.

Schedule is subject to change-please visit www.hokulea.com for the latest information.

Saturday, July 23
● 9:00 am: Public Arrival Ceremony
Wabanaki and the Mt. Desert community gather to welcome Hōkūleʻa
Location: JW Boat Company, Hall Quarry Road, Mt. Desert ME

● 12:00-4:00 pm: Canoe Tours and Public Programs
Location: JW Boat Company, Hall Quarry Road, Mt. Desert ME

Sunday, July 24
● 6:00 pm: Public Presentation
Location: JW Boat Company, Hall Quarry Road, Mt. Desert ME.

Tuesday, July 26
● 10:00 am – 3:15 pm: Youth Groups visit Canoe, by appointment
Group size limited to 50
For reservations, write debra@campbeechcliff.org or call (207)-244-0365
Location:JW Boat Company, Hall Quarry Road, Mt. Desert ME.

● 4:00-5:00 pm: Public Presentation
Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor.

To follow the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, visit http://hokulea.com/track-the-voyage

Location: JW Boat Company, Hall Quarry Road, Mt. Desert ME

and

Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor ME


Event web page: http://www.hokulea.com
Event Sponsor(s): Polynesian Voyaging Society Abbe Museum 

This is a free event.

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