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August 31, 2009

The Yap district of Micronesia

Popo type canoe of Yap, similar to those of Satawal

The five districts of Yap

The ancient tribute routes between Yap and the Outer Islands

A link here on Ulithi in the Yap district (to which Satawal belongs), from the Pacific Worlds site:

August 11, 2009

Satawal photos by Steven Thomas

Beautiful pics of a canoe in the front of a canoe house, in the house, stem piece being fitted and one of Mau adzing on a float.

August 07, 2009

Various proa stuff...

Above: A model a-building in the Marshalls and the link:

Above: Small korkor sailing around Ailuk Atoll

Above is Stoaproa, a breakdown proa and link to building site:

Above is Mango, a 14' cartoppable proa made of plywood and a link to the building site:

Above: A screenshot of a "canoe of Lau" showing a mast crutch in use.

Above: A Marshallese (with a big smile!), his very narrow boat, and some new canoes on the shoreline.