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Hōkūleʻa. Photo courtesy of the Polynesian Voyaging Society


Hōkūleʻa, a double-hulled canoe from Hawaii that has been sailing around the world will make a stop in New York City this June. Made without modern instruments in the traditional Hawaiian style, this vessel’s crew navigates using our sun, moon and stars.

Hōkūleʻa’s worldwide voyage. Image courtesy of the Polynesian Voyaging Society


Hōkūleʻa is on a 4-year long journey to promote sustainability and indigenous peoples around the globe. You can track her voyage here.

Arriving June 5th to welcome celebrations on the Hudson River, Hōkūleʻa will be open for onboard ship tours (schedule to be determined) during her visit to NYC.

Hōkūle`a. Photo by HongKongHuey (CC 2.0)


She will take part in World Oceans Day on June 8th at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, before heading to Pier 26 in TriBeCa for the Liberty Challenge June 11th. Hōkūleʻa’s stay in the city culminates in a community outreach event on Governor’s Island June 16-18.

For more information about Hōkūleʻa’s and her mission, visit the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s website here…


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Valerie S. Guffey (RELEASED)


Mark your calendars! The Fleet’s comin’ t’town!

Five U.S. Navy ships, four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats, two U.S. Coast Guard cutters, and four Royal Canadian Navy ships will participate in this year’s Fleet Week New York, May 25-31, 2016.

USS Wasp (LHD 1) passes the Statue of Liberty as the ship enters New York Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Tackitt (RELEASED)


4500 sailors are projected to take part in the week-long activities scheduled in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Photo: Fleet Week New York


Ship tours run from 8 am to 5 pm with the exception of the Intrepid Pier, which opens at 10 am. Note: Some lines may be capped at 3 pm, so get there early!

Photo by NYCMarines (CC 2.0)


Ship and pier locations include (PDF download:

Manhattan, Pier 88 (map):

• Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)
• Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

*Please note due to cruise ship operations there will be no public tours on Pier 88 on Sunday, May 29.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86 (map):

• USCGC Juniper (WLB 201)
• Four USNA YPs

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (map):

• Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99)
• Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)
• USCGC Forward (WMEC 911)

USS The Sullivan’s Homeport Pier, Staten Island (map):

• Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43)
• Cyclone-class patrol (coastal) ship USS Shamal (PC 13)

Manhattan, Pier 92 (map):

• Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (D 282)
• Kingston-class coastal defense vessel HMCS Kingston (MM 700)
• Kingston-class coastal defense vessel HMCS Moncton (MM 708)
• Submarine HMCS Windsor (SSK 877)

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee


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