The finished canoe "Makalea" at Lanikuhonua, Oahu
Hawaiian Earth Products green waste facility, the souce of the log
The Albezia log (#1 invasive tree species in Hawaii)
Kupuna (teachers) helping out
The hull, a little more refined
Ready to go into the shop for finishing
Patching the hull
Note the eyes on both the front and back manu
(The canoe's name, Makalea, means "The Eyes of Lea" the Hawaiian goddess of canoe builders and navigators)
The ama, the outrigger float
Out of the shop
On display at the Pegge Hopper Gallery
Paddles also made from salvaged wood
The Christening at Lanikuhonua, a historic fishing village
Probably the first canoe in 200 years....
to go from the mountains to the sea here!
Educating children at the Bishop Museum.
Culturally based environmental resource education