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Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe Hokulea Coming to Governors Island!

By Susannah Black
May 25, 2016
Hokulea Under Sail

Hokulea Under Sail

As you read this, the Hokulea Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe is on its last leg heading towards NYC, and when it comes in to port, the voyagers will be welcomed by Harbor students and BOP stalwarts.  The ethos that drives the sailors on Hokulea complements that of BOP: a desire to reconnect to traditional maritime skills, a respect for the environment, and a deep belief that the ocean connects people. We have had several students working hard to organize events for their arrival: here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening.

June 6th, 9am-1pm: Education Summit

Hokulea’s organizers are gathering NYC marine education leaders and their Hawaiian counterparts to see the NYHS and the BOP project. The Hokulea enjoys bringing many groups together to discuss environmental restoration and preservation of our oceans. This event is by invitation only.

June 18: Public Tours

The MAST Center on Governors Island will be open for tours, organized and run by students in the Harbor Corps.

Pier 101, Governors Island: Hokulea Canoe.  The canoe’s mariners will be present to answer questions.

Lawn near MAST Center: Garbage boat.  This boat’s makers, who constructed it entirely of trash, will travel the length of the Mississippi after leaving Governors Island. Come say bon voyage!

Pier 102: Lettie G. Howard

In front of Pier 102: National Park Service Environmental Education Station.