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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Polynesian paddlers plan to pay visit to Wrangell in June


April 26, 2023

It is a voyage of 43,000 miles encompassing the Pacific Ocean, and it begins in Southeast.

The Hawaiian canoe Hōkūleʻa and its crew will set sail from Juneau in June to circumnavigate the vast, blue body of water over the course of four years. On its way south, it will stop in Wrangell for a few days.

The double-hulled plywood, fiberglass and resin canoe, which was built in 1975 and made its first voyage the following year, was lifted out of the waters of Honolulu Harbor and was scheduled to be delivered to Tacoma, Washington, last Friday. From there, it will be transported to Seattle an...

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