FIRST PHOTO: Keoki Sousa calls to fellow kahu Kimokeo Kapahulehua onshore during a blessing ceremony held Saturday near the Maui Canoe Club hale at Sugar Beach for a pair of new outrigger canoes recently purchased by the Mana'olana Pink Paddlers. Sousa is aboard the 'Ilio Kikokiko, a new racing and voyaging six-man canoe made by Bradley Canoes on Oahu. In the background is a used double-hulled canoe purchased from Kauai's Kaiola Canoe Club. The hulls on the double-hull canoe are named Lokahi and Lokomaika'i.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo