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

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.