Islesboro Forum

Community Happenings
Aug 02, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Islesboro Forum invites you to Register for a webinar entitled “Rediscovery of Ocean Heritage" at

The Forum presents Bruce Blankenfeld, Master Maritime Navigator and Hōkūle'a Captain, who will discuss ancient Polynesian navigation techniques, the perpetuation of these and the Hōkūle'a's recent Worldwide Voyage in traditional sailing canoes. Capt. Blankenfeld serves as PWO Navigator and crew training coordinator of the World Wide Voyage. He will come to the Islesboro Forum audience via Zoom Webinar from Hawaii. He is himself a long distance paddler and coach for the Hui Nalu Canoe Club.

Capt. Blankenfeld will be introduced by sisters Emily and Sophie Kelley-Lau, Islesboro residents, who were born in Hawai'i and lived there until they were 10 and 8, after which they moved to Islesboro and became students at Islesboro Central School.

The moderator is Gayle Jackson, past chair and longtime member of the Islesboro Forum Committee.

For additional information and to see a video Overview of the Worldwide Voyage, see:

When you register, you will receive a confirmation and a link to the webinar. Registering will also trigger a reminder that will arrive in your inbox one hour prior to the start of the program.