Polynesian navigation

The Polynesians used the horizon and the stars as navigational tools, making boats with rungs through which they could view the constellations and horizon to find their way.  My unstable horizons are tipping up and I couldn’t resist the connection with these ancient methods of finding a route from one island to another.

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Navigation 1 of 7  oil charcoal and graphite on canvas

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Polynesian navigation device showing directions of winds, waves and islands, c. 1904

Image copyright Wikipedia

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