HONOLULU (AP) - The Polynesian voyaging canoe that recently completed a 3,500-mile trek across the Atlantic Ocean is now on its way to the Caribbean.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Hokulea left Brazil Friday for the next part of its around-the-world journey.
The crew is expecting an 18-day, 2,400-mile trip to the island of St. John, which is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Hokulea plans to continue up the U.S. East Coast for the first time in its 40-year history, stopping in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New York.
The double-hulled canoe left Hawaii last year, and its crew members are sailing without modern navigation equipment. Along their three-year journey they are stopping to teach people in other countries about traditional navigation, Native Hawaiian culture and caring for the ocean.