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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 09:04 AM
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Traditional Canoes Cross the Pacific
Today, seven traditional Polynesian ocean-going canoes are scheduled to arrive in San Francisco after traveling 15,000 nautical miles from the South Pacific.

The 70-foot long boats, called vaka, have been navigating by the stars. Besides catching wind in their sails, the boats have also been drawing energy from solar-powered motors. A major goal of the trip is to draw attention to environmental and sustainability issues.

http://news.discovery.com/adventure/traditional-canoes-...
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