National Geographic : 1934 Mar
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE BORN SONS OF THE SEA ARE THE POLYNESIANS Outrigger fishing canoes roosting above the tide at Papeete on the island of Tahiti symbolize the far away origin of this race of navigators who in the dim past probably migrated from Asia. Even in the modern lines of his boats the native has copied the white man. q) iNational I.eographic Society Finlay Photographs by Amos Burg A TAHITIAN PREPARES HIS FISH-CAR FOR LAUNCHING In these cages of split bamboo, fish are kept alive until they can be eaten. When the fishermen return from distant fishing grounds, the cars are towed behind the canoes. This islander is tying on one of two pieces of koa wood which serve as floats to keep the door always at the surface.