Polynesian Voyaging Canoe to Call on Mount Desert Island

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Bangor Daily News: A boatyard [on Mount Desert Island] is expected to get an unlikely visitor in a little more than a week. Hokulea, a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe on a global expedition from its native port in Hawaii, is expected to tie up at the John Williams Boat Company in Hall Quarry on Saturday, July 23, morning and remain there until Wednesday, July 27.

The 62’ vessel, which to Mainers resembles a sailing catamaran more than a canoe, is on a journey expected to cover 60,000 nautical miles while visiting 100 ports and 27 countries. The goal of the voyage is to circumnavigate the globe without the use of modern instruments, using only the stars for direction and the wind and waves to move the vessel from one destination to the next, according to the project’s website.

Read more about the Polynesian voyaging canoe scheduled to dock at the John Williams Boat Company.