MARSHALLESE BOAT BUILDER

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NOTICE

TO DELIVER HONOLULU PRESENTATION
ON TRADITIONAL CANOES
AND NAVIGATION FRIDAY, JUNE 1

 

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i---Master canoe builder Alson Kelen will present a special presentation on "Marshallese Canoes and Navigation" from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 1, at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.

The presentation will include a comparative analysis between the Hawaiian outrigger canoe and Marshallese korkor (one-man sailing canoe), model canoe display and navigational stick charts. Kelen will discuss the traditional methods of Marshallese canoe building and art of navigation. The presentation is free and will take place in the upper lobby next to the 100-year-old Kaukahi outrigger canoe.

Kelen is the project manager of Waan Aelon Kein (Canoes of These Islands), overseeing traditional skills documentation, boat building, leadership and training programs in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in Micronesia.

The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is located beachfront at 2335 Kalakaua Avenue, Wakiki, Honolulu.

For more information, call (808) 923-0711.

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