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COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY Hokulea crossed paths with the Draken Harald Harfagre, a modern day Viking ship from Norway on a similar mission of connecting the ancient ways of sailing with modern-day exploration, at New York’s Sylvan Beach last week.

Picton Castle #tallship #rarotonga. Check it out when visiting Rarotonga in the Cook Islands! The guys at Polynesian Cars can't wait to see you!

The first sailing canoes emerged in ancient Polynesia over 1,000 years ago. The manned paddled sailing canoes explored the vast Pacific Ocean. The Polynesian voyaging canoes are to ancient Polynesian culture as the invention of the wheel in Asia and Europe. Today there is a revival of canoe sailing in Polynesia and racing is very much alive in the Hawaiian Islands in particular.