Huahine: Island of The Lost Canoe

Huahine: Island of The Lost Canoe

A tidal wave sweeps the South Pacific island of Huahine and destroys a coastal village of Polynesian canoe builders. A strange twist of fate preserves a canoe under tons of swampy soil for a thousand years or more. An even stranger twist brings the past to life.

Huahine: Island of the Lost Canoe by Rick Carroll is a vivid true-life South Seas mystery story. The book unearths (in words and images) one of the last relic voyaging canoes to help prove the Polynesian dispersal theory-how so many people traveled so far and wide across the vast Pacific.

Based on field work of Dr. Yosihiko H. Sinoto, the legendary Bishop Museum anthropologist, Huahine: Island of The Lost Canoe documents a decades-long search for clues to the history and culture of a unique Pacific island and its people.

This 102-page book has been profusely illustrated by the author and a dozen other Pacific Rim photographers. Published by the Bishop Museum Press of Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2005, Huahine: Island of the Lost Canoe is available on Amazon.com.