Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Carolinian proa on the beach in Saipan



I'll be visiting the island of Saipan over the next two weeks.  I was stationed there with the US Coast Guard in the 60's and later lived there for six years in the 80's.  During my last visit about seven years ago, I shot this video of a proa on the beach.  It did go out sailing later after I was too far away to get a good shot of it.  Many people from the Caroline Islands live on Saipan and occasionally they still sail these canoes the 500 some miles up from the home islands.

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