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A Canoe Is an Island, an Island Is a Canoe

By Jan TenBruggencate Two native Hawaiians are seen here with outrigger canoes in Waikiki circa late 1800s. Let’s face it. I’m a canoe nut. I’ve built them and rigged them, surfed them, sailed them, raced them across interisland channels, voyaged on them, fished off them. At various times, I’ve steered and stroked and [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:05+00:00 August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Mo‘olelo o ka Wa‘a

By Léo Azambuja Kaiola Canoe Club members, left to right, Phil Morgan, Kim Matzen, Pepe Trask, Joe Rapozo, Mike McHenry and Arthur Chow are seen here paddling in Niumalu. For early Hawaiians, canoes, or wa‘a, were an essential part of their lives and society. They were the vessels — literally and figuratively — [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:07+00:00 August 1st, 2015|1 Comment