The 2015 MAHHI Symposium was held at the NOAA Daniel K. Inoyue Regional Center on Ford Island (See http://www.corporateservices.noaa.gov/ocao/prc/) David Cottrell, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority (GHHSA) board member and Captain Constance Allen, Education Program Director GHHSA and I formed a panel to present, “Pacific Passages: Lady Washington in Hawaii” at the symposium sponsored by NOAA, UH Marine Options Program, and MAHHI Foundation http://mahhi.org/Welcome.html.
We stayed at the East-West Center at University of Hawaii and a UH shuttle bus took us to Ford Island. We were able to tour the fabulous new facilities and take a short walk to the Battleship Utah Memorial nearby. A symposium celebration with heavy pupus was held at La Mariana Sailing Club Tiki Bar at the conclusion of the program http://www.lamarianasailingclub.com/
Keynote Speaker Jonathan Kamakawiwo’ole Osorio began with a Hawaiian song and spoke on The Peaceful Sea: Pearl Harbor to Kaho’olawe.”