After spending several months sailing up and then down the East Coast of the US, Hōkūleʻa left US waters in Key West, Florida headed to the Panama Canal. The crew spent Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean, sailing to the west of Cuba on their way south. In Panama, the crew will engage with local communities in marine activities. The canoe will transit through the Panama Canal, entering the Pacific after nearly 18 months of voyaging in other oceans.
Stories, Blogs, and Galleries from this Leg:More from this voyage leg
Guest Blog | Chris Huerbsch: A Speech for HōkūleʻaChris Huerbsch, president of the paddle club, CREBA, was one of Hōkūleʻa's generous hosts in Panamá. He delivered this moving speech to Hōkūleʻa crew and others on January 15, 2017.
Crew Blog: Ocean & Indigenous Connections in PanamáHōkūleʻa's visit to Panamá was chock full of activity spotlighting ocean and indigenous connections.
Hōkūleʻa Update | January 15, 2017In this update, documentation crewmember Bryson Hoe recounts connecting with members of the local Panamanian community and preparing supplies for the upcoming voyage.
Hōkūleʻa Update | January 11, 2017In this update, crewmembers Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau and Nakua Konohia-Lind share manaʻo on reentering the Pacific through the Panama Canal.