Aloha, this is David Lassner, newest member of the Hōkūleʻa crew sharing you from the Chesapeake Bay. We just spent about a week in Washington, DC where we had a number of fabulous events with hospitality from the Washington Canoe Club, the Hawaii State Society with a major event at the US Capitol where we participated in the lei draping of the King Kamehameha statue and St. Damien. We also visited the US Botanic Garden and outreach at the National Library of Medicine, Air and Space Museum, US Coast Guard, and Pentagon. Yesterday, we took off for New York headed down the Potomac River, currently going up the Chesapeake Bay. Sometime today or tomorrow, weʻll hit the Delaware River down to the Delaware Bay on to the Atlantic Ocean and New York early next week. This has been an amazing adventure, and on the heels of Washington DC, I know we are going to have a wonderful time in New York visiting with many friends of Hawaii and Hawaiians who are really looking forward to joining us for some special events including World Oceans Day (June 8) at the United Nations. David Lassner signing off. GO BOWS!
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