Block Island Welcomes Polynesian Boat, Crew
June 22, 2016
Block Island Times reports that the crew of the Polynesian catamaran Hōkūle‘a was honored at a ceremony held at the Block Island Maritime Center in New Harbor on Tuesday, June 21.
The crew was greeted with songs sung by the students from the Block Island School, as well as greetings and tribal gifts from Loren Spears, an educator and former Council Member of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island.
The Hōkūle‘a is traveling around the world to teach about ocean conservation.
The crew navigates without modern equipment, and has so far traveled about 25,000 miles. Block Island is the Hōkūle‘a’s only stop in Rhode Island.
Read more about the visit to Block Island by the crew of the Polynesian catamaran Hōkūle‘a.