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The documentary film, “Sailing Canoe,” follows the efforts of people across Micronesia to re-learn the art of sailing canoes.  It traces the connections of people from Guam and Rota to Yap and the outer islands of Micronesia that once were connected by long-distance canoe voyages.  Modern development has affected each island differently and each struggles in its own way to maintain its ancient heritage.  From the most urbanized islands to the most remote and traditional, the art of sailing canoes survives through the efforts of a few knowledgeable people.

Produced in 2014 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2014 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Canoe Building (Guampedia)

Canoes in Micronesia (University of Guam Gallery of Art, 1970)

Restoring Traditional Seafaring and Navigation in Guam (Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 1/2, November 2006)

Traditional Navigation in the Western Pacific: Micronesia (Penn Museum)

Traditions Affirming Our Seafaring Ancestry (Facebook)