Aloha & Welcome

“Hōkūle'a Ohana Wa'a, Family of the Canoe,” is a book about the creation, voyages and the travails of the famed sailing vessel during its early years.

On this site you’ll find further information on topics touched on in the book, including additional photographs, video and audio interviews made in the 70s and 80s. You’ll also have a chance to read excerpts from the book and get to know more about the author, James Kimo Hugho. Enjoy the site and please leave comments or questions about the book, the website or the Hōkūle'a.

Excerpts...

"Serious and direct, we were asked, Da leadership of the project, they going be on the voyage to Tahiti? The voyage will be only Hawaiians or nothing! I wasn’t shocked and knew this was a concern by many as we exhibited Hokule’a throughout the state, it was inevitable.." Continue reading...

"I then asked, How about spirituality as criteria? It hasn’t been
mentioned and we’ve had a lot of incidents happen which can’t be
explained. No board of inquiry could determine why the swamping
occurred! He responded in a threatening tone and with words which I was shocked to hear. Don’t mess with that! Continue reading...

News...

Kimo was recently interviewed on "Career Changers TV" on Oceanic's OC-16. You can watch the segment here:

ON SALE
Copies of Hōkūle'a are now available in Honolulu at Riches Kahala, Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii, Bishop Museum; on Molokai at Kalele Bookstore; and in Hilo at Basically Books. Details here.