Founded by master canoe builder Wright Bowman Jr. in 1996, the Friends of Hōkūle‘a & Hawai‘iloa is dedicated to the art of building, restoring, and caring for Hawaiian canoes using native materials.
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Master canoe builders Tay Perry, Jerry Ongies and Jay Dowsett are mentors for the future with the goal of growing the kalai wa‘a (canoe builder) community.
Under the leadership of Billy Richards, The Friends work to improve the understanding and appreciation of Hawaiian heritage, not only for Hawaiians, but for any person interested in learning.
©2021 Friends of Hokule‘a & Hawai‘iloa · P.O. Box 696 · Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734 · Phone: 808-843-8414    EMAIL US
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