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The migrating Aboriginal people eventually colonised the entire coast of Australia, then moved inland to every part of the continent to establish a unique myriad of cultures and economic systems.
As the Torrez Strait land bridge flooded with the rising seas at the end of the last ice age about 10,000 years ago, Aboriginal people developed bark canoes for fishing and transport but these were too flimsy for open ocean journeys. Aboriginal people traded with the Macassans and there is evidence that Aboriginal men worked on the Macassan fishing boats travelling to Ujungpandang in Indonesia absorbing influences and ideas along the way.
An Aboriginal dugout canoe (front), Aboriginal bark canoe (right) and a Indonesian kids canoe (left) on display at the Western Australian Maritime Museum. So as Aboriginal people copied the design of the outrigger they became the main form of transport across northern Australia.
Heritage Collections Council 2001, Significance: A guide to assessing the significance of cultural heritage objects and collections, Canberra. The Migration Heritage Centre at the Powerhouse Museum is a NSW Government initiative supported by the Community Relations Commission.
There have been a wide range of items that people have taken with them on these small open boat trips.
On his website I see mention of the Flashboat's Yukon and Bering trip but no full account so far. In her wonderful book Rowing to Lattitude Jill Fredston did the Yukon, with her husband, after they rowed up from Seattle to Skagway and then portaged by truck to the lakes for the river trip. Geremy Snapp built the Ashenfelter's boat on Lopez Island, the starting point for their journey.
The ring is also fixed to a buoy at the outer, anchor line end to keep the loop up off of the bottom. If you like, I can send you a PDF drawing and a description of the system I use for you to have a look at. I met a couple from the USA who built a 17' skin on frame umiak and rowed it from Olympia WA to Juneau in 2001. I am slowly but surely becoming a grey haired, arthritic, old man and if I tried to do such a trip in an open boat like a Caledonia Yawl I would likely have to be hospitalized before I got to Campbell River. I just finished Jill Fredston's book, it seemed like I had a much easier time on the Seattle-Ketchikan stretch than they did also. I could sleep on my boat, sail into the wind pretty well, rig the boat to self-steer whenever the wind was fairly steady.

There is a special feeling that accompanies paddling a traditional Hawaiian Wa’a from the shores of Kamakahonu. Whether you are staying at a hotel, in town for a while, or just landing for a few hours from the cruise ship, we can accommodate your time frame. Hawaiian Language – Olelo HawaiiThe Hawaiian Language (?Olelo Hawai?i) came from other Polynesian languages in the South Pacific like Tahitian and Marquesan and is the state's official language along with English. Right: Team Haf Mana in the all-white outrigger pulls ahead of other boats during one of the second-heat races. Left: Team Pohaku Mana in the blue-and-white outrigger narrowly pulls ahead of another competitor during one of the first-heat races.
Right: Team Menehune Pupule in the green-and-white outrigger has to put on the power to stay in the running during one of the second-heat races.
The Aloha Outrigger Races are held annually at the Santa Cruz Wharf; this year's event was the 14th. Open to male and female paddlers of all ages, the outrigger races are part of a Polynesian Festival held each year on the wharf by the Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department. An outrigger kit is used to add stability to your canoe, much like training wheels on a push-bike. It is constructed from a basic dugout canoe with side floats called outriggers with cross spars and an forked timber pieces holding them in place. Compared to other types of canoes the outrigger can be quite fast and capable of being paddled and sailed in rougher water and the open ocean. People sailing across the Indian Ocean have introduced new culture, technology and materials to North West Australia for the past 2000 years. It is separated from the rest of the world by expansive oceans from Africa to the west, South America to the east, Antarctica to the south and South East Asia to the north. From the Torres Island in the north across the mainland to Tasmania in the south, Aboriginal communities developed subsistence economies exploiting their understanding of the environment and its natural resources. The open ocean was no longer a physical or intellectual barrier thanks to the outrigger technology introduced by the Macassans. In South East Asia and Northern Australia the outrigger has been more important than the discovery of the wheel. This movement of people across the region has been the catalyst for new culture, technology and material between North West Australia and Asia long before the coming of Europeans. To get WoodenBoat delivered to your door or computer, mobile device of choice, etc, click WB Subscriptions. It passed the acid test for me during a 3 month, summer long cruise that we did in some pretty remote areas along the B.C.
It seemed like I was moving a whole lot faster than they did and not working nearly as hard. With excursions to Kealakekua Bay, sunset cruises and manta ray night tours this is an experience not to miss while in Hawaii. Geological Survey (USGS) employees and ohana (extended family) competed and made a good showing in outrigger-canoe races on August 20 in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Left to right: stroker (from Pu Pu 'O Hawai'i), Kathy Presto, Eric Grossman, Amy Draut, Bruce Richmond, and steersman (from Pu Pu 'O Hawai'i).

Left to right: Stroker (from Pu Pu 'O Hawai'i), Lilian Carswell (USFWS), Guy Cochrane, Ann Gibbs, Amy Foxgrover, and steersman (from Pu Pu 'O Hawai'i). Left to right: Stroker (from Pu Pu 'O Hawai'i), Tim Elfers (former USGS), Jorge Lizarzaburu (ohana), Josh Logan, Katie Roberts (ohana), and steersman (from Pu Pu 'O Hawai'i). The short-course novice outrigger races are orchestrated by a local outrigger club, Pu Pu 'O Hawai'i, to introduce newcomers to the excitement of outrigger-canoe racing and to benefit outrigger clubs in the area, including three clubs in Santa Cruz and two in Monterey. In addition to the races, this year's festival included live music, crafts, fresh flower leis, Hawaiian shaved ice, Maori face painting, printmaking, and dance performances.
This canoe is a fishing canoe probably originating from North Sulawesi or the neighbouring islands of Sangir or Talaud.
The first humans migrated to Australia over 60,000 years ago over the thin land bridges across the Torrez Strait. The Tiwi of Bathurst Island and the Bardis of the Kimberly excelled at this and have maintained their culture til present day.
About 2000 years ago the first Macassan trepang fisherman began arriving in the Kimberly in north west Australia on outrigger canoes. I am wondering what others here might think to bring with them on a long rowing trip like this. She said that the Yukon ran an average six knots the whole trip and she was very bored for much of that time. The best option is to use the tried and true endless loop, ?clothesline? type, two point mooring system. Participating on their own time, USGS personnel from the Santa Cruz office put together 3 teams out of 33 entered in the event; 2 of the teams made it to the semifinals. Participants provide four people for a team, and Pu Pu 'O Hawai'i provides a stroker, a steersperson, a canoe, and instructions to start the team racing.
The Macassans came to harvest trepang and other sea animals to sell to the markets in Asia and China thus creating Australiaa€™s first foreign trade.
This will allow you to have access to the boat from shore, regardless of the state of the tide, and let you keep the boat out on the mooring away from rocks, etc. This was around the time the first Americans were crossing the Bering Strait land bridge connecting Siberia to Alaska. In a crowded ancorage this isn't much of a problem, just borrow the boat next to you and straighten the kinks or pick the seaweed from the block. I agree with you that a block, no matter how large, will foul, corrode or seize up, sure as hell. You could sit tight until reported missing and the helicopter comes to pick you up ,or get in the water and go out and get her. I haven't been to the west coast yet, and doing this off Vancouver may not be all that unpleasant.
If the water off Alaska is as cold as the Labrador current you would be tempting fate to try and warp yourself to the boat and climb onboard before the sea sucked the life out of you.

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