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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sailing 47,000 miles in legendary Hawaii canoe

A mural of navigator Pius "Mau" Piailug graces the wall of a building in Honolulu's Kakaako neighborhood. Pialiug was the first navigator of the Hokulea, a Polynesian voyaging canoe preparing for a 3-year voyage around the world using no modern instrumentation.