On May 18, 2016, Hōkūleʻa arrived into the U.S. capital via the Potomac River. Along the way, the crewmembers had to drop Hōkūleʻaʻs masts and sails twice to cross under the 14th Street Bridge, George Mason Memorial Bridge, Arlington Memorial Bridge, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, and Francis Scott Key Bridge before arriving at the Washington Canoe Club. Mahalo nui to the hardworking crewmembers who made this day possible.
More than Adventure
Beyond a daring expedition, the Worldwide Voyage is quite possibly the most important mission that Hawaiʻi has ever attempted. As people of Oceania, we are leading a campaign that gives voice to our ocean and planet by highlighting innovative solutions practiced by cultures around the planet.
We could not have begun this great journey without your support, nor can we continue to its completion.