As the Hokule’a and Hikianalia continue their worldwide sail, a theatre production in Honolulu is remembering a tragedy that nearly swamped Hōkūle‘a’s beginnings. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, it was March 16th, 1978, and amidst great fanfare, the Hokule’a set sail from Magic Island.
Public performances of “Eddie Wen Go” happen this coming Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20, at the Hawai‘i Theatre. Danny Carvalho plays an original live soundscape for the production. The book, by Marion Lyman Mersereau, is available through your favorite bookseller.
For more on performances at the Hawai‘i Theatre
For more on the book, Eddie Wen Go, by Marion Lyman-Mersereau
Eddie Aikau on the Polynesian Voyaging Society site
Further accounts of the fateful voyage, March 16, 1978
For the Eddie Aikau Foundation