Wa’a kaulua, the Hawaiian Double-Hulled Canoe

September 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Wa‘a kaulua at Ka Nuku o ka Manō.  Photo:  Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa.

Wa‘a kaulua at Ka Nuku o ka Manō. Photo: Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa.

Matinée presentation:

Sailor and canoe builder, Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa will give a presentation on Wa’a kaulua, the Hawaiian Double-Hulled canoe, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, and at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 11, at the Lyman Museum in Hilo.   

 This will be a unique presentation given by Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa, also known as ‘Captain Kiko’.

 ‘Captain Kiko’, has spent most of his life sailing, building boats and exploring the Big Island.  Growing up in Hilo as the son of a surfboard and outrigger canoe builder, Kiko had his first sailboat at age 14 and a captain’s license at age 18.  He has sailed from Hawaii to California, Washington, and Canada several times.

 ‘Captain Kiko’ studied seamanship and navigation under Captain David B.K. Lyman and Captain Norman Pi’iania as well as apprenticing with boat builders on the mainland.  He builds double hull canoes, leads sailing tours, and teaches canoe building.

 Call the Lyman Museum at (808) 935-5021 for more information.  Contact the museum three weeks in advance if special accommodation is required.

 Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!