Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mau Piailug: 1932(?)-2010


Several local news outlets, including the Star- Advertiser, are reporting the passing of master navigator Mau Piailug. 
(The photo at right was taken in June 1984 by Steve Thomas, and is part of the Pacific Collection's Steve Thomas Traditional Micronesian Navigation online photo archive, which documents Thomas' time living and studying with Piailug and other Satawalese navigators.)

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