Model in the Hamburg Museum für Völkerkunde, Traditional Material Culture, by Dirk HR Spennemann
Modern copies of a stick chart, acquired in 1991 in Majuro
Traditional Material Culture in the Schiffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven by Dirk HR Spennemann
Includes photo gallery. The walap was built in 1991 as part of the Waan Aeolon Kein project (canoes of these islands), wherein six different canoes on five different island groups were built.
The Marshall islanders used their understanding of swell interaction to navigate, rather than the astronomical methods more familiar to us
Photo Story of a newly built and fully documented outrigger canoe tipnol on its maiden sail in Majuro Lagoon. Photographed in late 1989 by Dirk HR Spennemann
Students from one of C.M.I.’s Developmental Studies classes made a recent visit to Majuro’s Canoe House to find out about traditional rope making.
Alson Kelen, a Majuro boat-builder who specialises in traditional Marshallese
As most Micronesian atoll populations, the Marshallese were superb seafarers who ventured far
WAAN AELON KEIN is a walap, a voyaging canoe, from Enewetak, one of the Marshall Islands. He (the large voyaging canoes are all male unlike European female ships and boats) is about 52 foot long over the stems and the beam overall is 25 feet
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