FHH is focused on Hawai`iloa in trying to get it ready to take it to Alaska. “It’s really important this coming voyage because we’re taking the canoe home. It was built using Sitka spruce logs from Alaska. We couldn’t find koa trees large enough here in Hawaii. We couldn’t have built this canoe without the gift of these logs. Hawai`iloa would not exist if it wasn’t for the people, the Sea Alaska Corporation, the Tlingit, the Haida, the Tsimshian. We intend to spend a year there so we can visit as many as Alaskan people as possible to tell them THANK YOU. “Thank you for this gift.” – B. Richards, Jr., B. Cooper.