Hundreds attend Hokulea welcome ceremony in Juneau ahead of Pacific voyage launch

Hokulea will soon be welcomed to Juneau, Alaska.
Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 3:31 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 10, 2023 at 1:24 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hokulea is being welcomed to Juneau, Alaska.

The special ceremony Saturday comes ahead of next week’s global launch of a four-year trek for the legendary voyaging and her crew circumnavigating the Pacific.

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Dignitaries, cultural practitioners and scores of Hawaii students are on hand for the ceremony.

“It’s beautiful over here and it’s refreshing it’s uplifting to be here. I’m very honored to be representing,” said Kamehameha Schools student Kalamakahi Crabbe.

The welcoming ceremony started at 1 p.m. Hawaii time and runs through 4 p.m.

Hawaii News Now will carry the event LIVE across its digital platforms.