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Name:Outrigger (Wa'a) and Catamaran (Kaulua)
Origin: Hawaiian Islands
Artist: Unknown
Description: The Hawaiian sailing canoe ranged in size from single-person outriggers (used for coastal and interisland travel) to huge double-hulled catamarans used for major ocean voyages. The hull was usually made of koa, a dense hardwood, the outrigger float of hau, a light wood like balsa, and the sail of woven reeds. Captain Cook described the canoes of the Hawaiians as being as finely finished as the best European cabinetry.