~ Sustainable Seafaring from Oceania. History, Design, and Relevance ~

August 12, 2017

Bikinian boats

Bikinian boats in 1946

July 21, 2017

Historical image

"Stone money transport to Yap Island in Micronesia"

Taken from Wikipedia article on Oceania (Micronesia segment):  "Image extracted from page 125 of Südsee-Erinnerungen (1875-1880). Mit einem einleitenden Vorwort von Dr. O. Finsch…, by HERNSHEIM, Franz. Original held and digitised by the British Library."

I've posted this image so as to allow it to be blown up to its full size and enjoyed.  Note two accuracies:  The stone or coral foundations on which the homes are built (peculiar to Yap) and also the leeward curve in the very tip of the mast - characteristic of Carolinian canoes - to allow clearer wind into the sail.

June 20, 2017

Canoe sketch

Sketch of Satawalese sailing canoe from Sudo & Sauchomal (1981)

From Traditional Tuna Fishing:  A Study at Satawal, Central Caroline Islands.

(Available at Amazon.)

May 17, 2017

Various canoes

Paddling canoe off Satawal

Larger canoe anchored

Start 'em young

November 17, 2016

Bikini - their home

Bikinians leaving their home in 1946...

From the video:  World of Discovery - Bikini: Forbidden Paradise

Boat building

Fitting a plank -

From video the video,  FSM - Yap - Glimpses of Lamotrek Atoll

November 12, 2016

Tahiti barrels by GoPro

Outta sight video - GoPro cameras are simply amazing!

(Note:  I can't figure out what's going with this video - one version is as shown in the pic below - a rear view and a forward view at the same time.  The other view has the interactive 360 degree capability.)

Filmed with a 6-camera GoPro Spherical array

Go here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKWWhf8RAV8&app=desktop

The text at YouTube:

"GoPro VR: Tahiti Surf with Anthony Walsh and Matahi Drollet
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Get fully barreled with Anthony Walsh and Matahi Drollet in Tahiti as they take you deep inside with a 6-camera GoPro Spherical array. For the full 360 degree experience view on your mobile device or on the Kolor app available at http://eyes.kolor.com/ Explore by using your mouse or the ASWD keys to move around! Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera from ‪http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscribe: http://goo.gl/HgVXpQ To license clips from this video go to https://licensing.gopro.com Music Matt Emery "In Your Arms" Link to buy: https://goo.gl/FWvJjo For more from GoPro, follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gopro Twitter: https://twitter.com/gopro Instagram: https://instagram.com/gopro Tumblr: http://gopro.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/gopro Vine: https://goo.gl/m3nQz7"

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November 11, 2016

Artistic licence can bring peace, yes?

Found far along in an image search for proas - an idylic, if not strictly accurate, piece by Fronckowiak.  On a page of his titled "Loose Tropical".

Found here:  http://www.marilart.com/index.php