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Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

Jun 18, 2017 - Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe.

About a dozen crewmembers for each leg of the voyage relied only on their understanding of nature's cues - ocean swells, stars, wind, birds- and their own naau, or gut, to sail across about 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometers) to 19 countries, spreading a message of malama honua: Caring for the earth.

On Saturday, thousa...