Alaska Trip

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 … Read more

State Of Hawai’i Gov Ige’s Executive Order

EFFECTIVE 9/13/2021 – Requiring All Contractors and Visitors to provide Proof of Being Fully Vaccinated or a Negative COVID-19 Test. Pursuant to Governor Ige’s Executive Order No. 2 1-07, effective September 13, 2021 and until further notice, all CONTRACTORS AND VISITORS TO STATE FACILITIES (property managed by DOT, DLNR/DOBOR) must follow the procedures specified in … Read more

Revitalizing Model Of Hawai’iloa by Artist Kaili Chun

The scale model of the Hawaii Loa canoe on view here in the A’o cultural space was constructed in the early part of her 8-year apprenticeship with Mr. Bowman. Ka`ili has continued the Hawaiian practice of building scale replicas of canoes but is most known for her contemporary sculptural installations that address indigenous issues. Her … Read more

Sharing Hawai‘i’s Legacy

The Au Hou (New Era) is an 18-foot fishing canoe designed and largely built by Bowman, Jr., but Wrighto died before it was completed. The canoe was donated by Sharon Bowman, Wrighto’s widow, to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.