Joseph "Nappy" Napoleon paddled in his first Moloka'i Hoe,
the annual long-distance open ocean canoe race from Moloka'i to
O'ahu, at the age of 17 in 1958. He has competed in the 41-mile
race from Hale O Lono Harbor on Molokai to Waikiki Beach every year,
and on October 7, 2007, Nappy completed his 50th consecutive crossing.
Historical Timeline: 1958, Egypt and Syria merge into United Arab Republic