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Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe

What Really Happened to Eddie Aikau?

In her inspirational children’s book, Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe, former Hokule‘a crewmember Marion Lyman-Merserau imagines what Hawaii’s ocean creatures saw when the voyaging canoe capsized and the heroic Aikau went for help.

Illustrated in lavish watercolor by Melissa DeSica, the 64-page book tells the story of the Hokule‘a’s disastrous journey – over 40 years

ago – from the canoe’s launch to the crewmembers’ rescue.

Now reprinted and available in softcover.

Marion Lyman-Merserau helped to build the Hokule‘ and was a crewmember on it’s fateful journey in March 1978, as well as a subse- quent voyage in 1980. A teacher and paddling coach, she has been sharing the story of Eddie Aikau and the Hokule‘a for 40 years, most recently as a play adapted from her children’s book.

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