Merrie Monarch Ho‘ike celebrates Hokule‘a voyagers

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The original 1976 crew of the Polynesian Voyaging society canoe Hokule'a are honored by the Merrie Monarch Festival during its Wednesday night Ho'ike at Edith Kanaka'ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo.

In a moving ceremony, all 12 living original crew members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society canoe Hokule‘a were honored Wednesday night at the Merrie Monarch Festival’s free Ho‘ike hula exhibition.