Hōkūleʻa Departs Angoon and Arrives in Kake, Alaska

Hōkūleʻa arrived in Kake, Alaska yesterday at 3:15 pm (Alaska Time) and was welcomed by the village with song, dance and cultural protocol followed by a dinner hosted by tribal leaders, the mayor of Kake and the community.

The crew sailed more than five hours from their last stop in Angoon and reported that they were blessed with clear skies and beautiful weather.  They were guided by two local fishing experts familiar with the area’s waters and were greeted by Kake’s Search and Rescue vessel.

Kake, or Ḵéex̱ʼ, is on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska. The Tlingit of Kake have lived there for thousands of years.  Today the crew was scheduled to have a full day of cultural and educational exchanges with the Kake community and are expected to depart for Petersburg tomorrow (weather permitting).

Weather permitting, Hōkūleʻa’s crew is planning to visit several more communities in Southeast Alaska including Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Metlakatla and Hydaburg.  Hydaburg will be the last stop in Alaska and then the canoe will enter British Columbia. For the latest updates and to track the Moananuiākea Voyage, visit hokulea.com.