WA'E
(CROSS SECTION OF A CANOE)


To most people this drawing wouldn't
represent anything that would catch the eye
of the passerby, but whenever I look at this
cross section of a Hawaiian canoe, it reminds
me of the great risks my ancestors took as
they explored our world during a time when
voyaging canoes were still made of natural
materials.  

I often wonder how many lives were lost at
sea during those treacherous voyages, what
was the name of the FIRST CANOE that
found Hawaii, and what were the names of
her crew.....