Community ready for Hōkūle'a visit after one-day delay


Delayed a day last week for COVID testing after leaving Juneau, the Polynesian Voyaging Society vessel Hōkūle’a was scheduled to arrive in Wrangell for a traditional Tlingit welcome and community reception on Tuesday, June 27.

Wrangell Cooperative Association and clan leaders planned to take the visitors on Wednesday aboard charter boats to see Old Town, WCA Tribal Administrator Esther Aaltséen Reese said Monday. The original Tlingit village is about 13 miles south of downtown.

The 65-foot, twin-hulled sailing craft left Juneau on June 18, embarking on a 43,000-mile, 47-month voyage, c...

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