National Geographic : 1943 Jan
War Finds Its Way to Gilbert Islands Tabiteuea Natives Sail a Swift 96-foot, 3-masted Outrigger Canoe Its width is 5/2 feet, freeboard 5 feet, and draft 3 feet. The outrigger is a single log about 49 feet long and 2 feet in diameter lashed to the hull amidships by thirteen 20-foot pieces forming a scaffold. The masts are 40 feet high. Since the deck is only half covered, it is possible to "go below" at any point. A red flag floats from each masthead. Like the smaller craft, it is constructed without metal, all parts being tied together with coconut fiber.