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Saturday, February 26, 2011


                                          The Hokule'a

During my vacation to Hawaii, I was fortunate to visit the home of a well-known and respected non-native  Hawaiian.  He is Will Kyselka, 89, a trained geologist and retired associate professor from the University of Hawaii Curriculum Research and Development Group.  Will is also the author of several books on Hawaii and an expert in ocean navigation. He was instrumental in researching the possible non-instrument navigation methods of the ancient Polynesians in traveling from Tahiti to the Hawaiian Islands in large canoes.  

Mr. Kyselka and his wife Lee live in a lovely home in the hills above Honolulu.  Lee Kyselka is the long-time best friend of my sister in law Beverly's mother, Lois.  Will was gracious in gifting and signing a copy of his book, Ocean In Mind to Beverly, my brother Bob, and myself.  I'm anxious to read the book.

Mr. Kyselka's collaboration with Nainoa Thompson led to the round trip voyage of the Hokule'a to Tahiti from Hawaii and back in 1980, of which Will participated with his wife in an escort ship. Will Kyselka has also authored  Maui: How It Came To BeThe  Hawaiian  Sky, and North Star to Southern Cross.  If you would like to learn more, follow this link: http://pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu/index/founder_and_teachers/will_kyselka.html


  1. Will died July 1st at 11 o'clock. His wife's funeral was 2 days before .

  2. Thank you for that important, but sad information. Leila and Will were remarkable people who lived long and fulfilling lives. They touched many people along their life journeys and will certainly be missed. It's touching that they died so close together but not surprising as their relationship was obviously one where they could not live without each other.


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