Photo by Robert B. Goodman for Polynesian Voyaging Society
Not since Kamehameha…
The place is Kaneohe Bay; the date, 1975. But not since the days of Kamehameha has such a Polynesian canoe-blessing ritual been seen in Hawaii. The occasion was yesterday’s launching of a double-hulled craft which the Polynesian Voyaging Society will attempt to sail to Tahiti and back next summer. For more pictures and the story, see Hawaii Report on Page A-3.
(Star-Bulletin & Advertiser, 5/9/1975, p. 1)