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Published on Apr 16, 2008
In March of 1978, the Hokule`a voyaging canoe set out on its second open-ocean voyage, headed to Tahiti. On board were 17 crewmembers, including one woman, Marion Lyman-Mersereau, and famous North Shore big wave surfer & lifeguard Eddie Aikau.
Hokule`a capsized in rough waters, and the crew spent the night clinging to the canoe. In the morning, Eddie Aikau volunteered to paddle a surfboard to the island of Lana`i, over 10 miles away, to get help.
Spotted by a passing airplane, the crew was rescued 22 hours after capsizing...but no sign of Eddie was ever found.
"Eddie Wen' Go," an imaginative new book from Watermark Publishing, written by crewmember Marion Lyman-Mersereau, tells the story of the Hokule`a from the point of view of the ocean creatures who saw the canoe...and shares what they believe happened to Eddie.
This book comes with a companion read-along CD with original musical compositions by Danny Carvalho and narration in character voices.
EDDIE WEN' GO The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe by MARION LYMAN-MERSEREAU illustrated by MELISSA DESICA ISBN 9780-9790647-5-3
Available at www.bookshawaii.net or other online retailers, call toll-free 866-900-BOOK, or try your local bookstore.