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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Welcoming events planned for Hōkūle'a, Hikianalia arrival

 

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Members of Virginia Oliver's Tlingit language class, held at the Wrangell Cooperative Association carving shed on Front Street, fashioned tina'a necklaces to give as gifts to the visiting delegation from the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

UPDATE: The vessels have been delayed in Angoon and their arrival in Wrangell is postponed. The new tentative arrival date is Tuesday, June 27.

Next Monday, a nearly four-year journey continues when the Polynesian Voyaging Society lands on Wrangell's shores, bringing the Hawaiian culture to Southeast.

The sailing vessels Hōkūle'a and Hikianalia are scheduled to arrive at approximately 11 a.m. on June 26, coming to the north side of the island. After three days in Wrangell, the boats and crew will continue on their way.

A tentative schedule, mainly weather-dependent, has been set for the v...



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