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Polynesian And Mâori Celestial Navigation Lecture

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

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Learn about the art of traditional canoe building, and how the Mâori people used their knowledge of star navigation, winds, clouds and ocean currents to travel thousands of miles in voyaging canoes, in the free lecture "Ocean Voyager: Polynesian Celestial Navigation and Voyaging Canoes." Legendary Mâori leader and master carver Hector Busby (Hekenukumai Pulhipi) offers this fascinating presentation at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 4, in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Maritime Museum, located at 900 Beach Street, in San Francisco.
Mr. Busby, who played an instrumental role in the revival of traditional canoe building, appears in conjunction with the arrival of a ceremonial waka (canoe). The canoe will be on display in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park from Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6, and crew members will be on hand to provide information about this traditional Mâori ocean-going canoe.
The lecture will take place in the museum's Bayview Room. For more information, please call the Park Visitor Center at 415-447-5000.



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