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Hawaiian News: Pae O Hokulea

Bruce Blankenfeld Bruce Blankenfeld
Bob Perkins Bob Perkins

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hôkûleʻa has been dry docked so she can be in ship shape for her longest expedition yet. Amy Kalili has more with all the helping hands coming aboard to make the voyage ahead a successful one.

You know, Hôkûleʻa, as it stands, is a living treasure,

(Bruce)

He momi makamae ʻo Hôkûleʻa

She has got over 150,000 nautical miles on her.

(Bruce)

Ua holo no ka 150,000 mau mile.

So that is what the dry dock is for, it is just to get her out, open her up, use a professional surveyor to determine her health and then we do what is required to restore her health and her integrity so she can get back to sea.

Bruce Blakenfeld

Captain, Hôkûleʻa

Huki ʻia i uka i hiki ke nânâ pono ʻia a hoʻoponopono i paʻa a ikaika ke hoʻi hou i kai.

E hoʻopili ʻia ana a paʻa kekahi mau mâhele hou ma Hôkûleʻa e kûpono ana no nâ holo mamao ʻana i kçia mua koke iho.

Hôkûleʻa will also get some new fittings for the long voyages ahead.

As Nainoa calls it, I guess this is the piko for the worldwide voyage.

(Bob)

Wahi a Nainoa, ʻo ka mole kumu kçia hana o ka huakaʻi kaʻapuni honua.

We will be putting new weather decks on the boat, she will be getting new masts and spars, booms, so she will be getting re-outfitted so to speak.

Bob Perkins

Director, Marine Education Training Center

E hoʻopili ʻia ana he mau papa, kia, ʻôpeʻa, a ʻiako hou.

ʻAʻole hoʻi ʻo ka ʻimi ʻâina mamao wale aku nô ka pahuhopu, he pili pû i ka ʻimi naʻauao.

Hôkûleʻa does not only seek distant lands, but knowledge as well.

We are going to widen the canoe by two feet, and the whole purpose of that is to give more deck space for the educational activities.

(Bruce)

E hoʻolaulâ ʻia ke pola ma ka ʻelua kapuaʻi i lawa kûpono ka lumi no ke aʻo.

It is a year before we go around the world, then it is four years actively, the voyage it self, and then after that it is another two to three years of education within the state.

(Bruce)

Hoʻomâkaukau ana no hoʻokahi makahiki, holo no ʻehâ a ma hope ka wâ hoʻonaʻauao no ʻelua hou makahiki.

ʻOiai he papahana ko METC i pili i ke kûkulu a hoʻoponopono moku, no ko lâkou pili iâ Hôkûleʻa, ke paʻa nei he ʻike kuʻuna kekahi.

METC students are fortunate to be around the canoe during drydock.

Having the vessels here allows our students to learn more about traditional voyaging as well as traditional building methods,

Bob)

He pôʻaiapili e ili ai ka ʻike kuʻuna holomoana Hawaiʻi ma nâ haumâna.

I think that for the future, we are hoping that Hôkûleʻa could be a focal point for a lot of the younger generation to take on the, what would you say, the journey, of looking at traditional navigation and sustainability.

(Bob)

Hiki ke lilo ʻo Hôkûleʻa he kia alakaʻi no ko ka hanauna hou ʻimi ʻike kuʻuna a mâlama honua.

We want a lot of people to come down, we want a lot of people to put their mana and their aloha into the project, because that is what is going to be carried around the world.

(Bruce)

E uhaele mai nô i piha pono nô kona naʻau aloha ke holo kaʻapuni aku.

No ka ʻike hou aku, e kele aku nô iâ www.pvs.org.

For more information, go to www.pvs.org.

ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma HawaiiNewsNow. Aloha.

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