National Geographic : 1941 May
With a Sharp Adz, He Hollows Out a Canoe To speed the work, part of the log often is burned out. Such small out riggers are not for the open sea, but are used in fishing expeditions off the coral reefs and for short coastwise trips. Photographs by Truman Bailey from Three Lions Fa'atoia Proudly Brings His Tang Ashore Samoans catch many smallfish onlines and innets. They trap eels and lobsters on the coral reefs, spear mullet, and troll from specially made craft for bonito. Sharks are maneuvered alongside, then noosed and towed ashore.