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Hokulea crew leaves Charleston, continues up east coast

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(Image: Polynesian Voyaging Society) (Image: Polynesian Voyaging Society)
(Image: Polynesian Voyaging Society) (Image: Polynesian Voyaging Society)
(Image: Polynesian Voyaging Society) (Image: Polynesian Voyaging Society)

The Hokulea crew spent the last three days in Charleston, South Carolina since their arrival on Thursday.

Their visit was spent connecting visiting students at Cape Romain Environmental Eduation Charter School, conducting canoe tours at the Charleston Maritime Center and participating in the 26th annual Charleston Outdoor Festival. 

Hokulea Captain and Pwo Navigator, Bruce Blaneknfeld made a keynote presentation at the festival's East Coast Sea Kayak Symposium.

"Throughout our three days in Charleston we were able to share our messages of Malama Honua and cultural and environmental sustainability with hundreds of people in the community," said Blankenfeld.  "We are very thankful to the Charleston community for welcoming our crew and giving us this opportunity to engage with so many residents and students," he added.

The Hokulea crew departed on Sunday morning, expecting to dock at Pawley's Island overnight.

Click here to track the Hokulea's progress.

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