National Geographic : 1935 May
00 ©Thomas Edward Blake AMELIA EARHART, WHILE AWAITING FAVORABLE FLIGHT WEATHER, ENJOYED RIDES IN SUCH OUTRIGGER CANOES AT WAIKIKI Easier to handle than the tricky board, the canoes offer good fun. When the surf is not too big, gay parties,sometimes as many asseven inaboat, may be seen riding the waves in these queer craft, which are hollowed koa logs, with side floats to prevent capsizing. Atthesteersman's signal allpaddle furiously till the swell lifts them and bears them fast toward shore. Lashed together and provided with woven grass sails, such vessels have been used bynatives for long ocean voyages.