Thursday, February 16, 2012


The most recent addition to my collection of outrigger canoe models is this fine example from Pukapuka in the Cook Island group.   The fine detail and authentic sewn construction indicate that it was most likely built by someone who was experienced at building full scale canoes.
Pukapuka was brought to outside attention mostly through the books of Robert Dean Frisbee.

1 comment:

DaveP said...

Hi Gary, nice model. I know a Cook Island family well and they have a similar model, I think not as detailed. I must catch up and get some photos, from memory there are definite similarities, e.g. the shapes of the hull ends. I'm off to google your reference... Cheers Dave