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Hawaii's renowned watermen (and women) honored with hall of fame

The newly created Hawaii Watermen Hall of Fame recently held its first induction ceremony at the Outrigger Canoe Club.  Here are pictures from the event.


From left: Keoni Watson of Primo Beer, Tim Guard of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, inductee Sen. Fred Hemmings, and Ralph Goto from the ODKF.


Three of the inductees: Buffalo Keaulana, Sen. Fred Hemmings, Nappy Napoleon


Legendary Hawaiian entertainer Danny Kaleikini gave the oli and pule at the event
and stepped for a few songs with the group Maunalua.


Waterman Hall of Fame Inductee, Nappy Napoleon, also got in on the musical action.


Receiving congratulations is inductee Wally Froiseth, seated. Standing behind Froiseth,
signing autographs and wearing multiple lei is fellow inductee Rabbit Kekai.

Photos Courtesy Kevin Cockett

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