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Focus on East Oahu

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Hokule'a captain Bruce Blankenfeld, a Niu Valley resident when not on the ocean, accepted ho'okupu from the welcoming crowds at Maunalua Bay Oct. 21, sharing stories about Polynesian Voyaging Society's statewide journey in preparation for a worldwide canoe voyage next May. Crewmembers spent nearly a week on East Oahu shores, teaching and working with schoolchildren. Photo by Lawrence Tabudlo, ltabudlo@midweek.com.