Simon just sent us these photos of the hard working crew of Taumako artisans building a new Te Puke at Taumako.
Mimi and Meph have just returned from two busy and productive weeks in Solomon Islands. Here are a few highlights:
A Preliminary Report by Dr. Marianne “Mimi” George Prepared for the National Science Foundation 2009
In August, 1998, the Te Puke named Vaka Taumako made its first voyage. For the first time in over forty years, a Polynesian voyaging canoe, a vaka, was built using completely traditional methods and materials. For the first time since 1963 a Te Puke voyaged on a traditional route.