By many this book is considered the definitive source – The Bible – of Hawaiian outrigger canoes. Covering an historical perspective of Hawaiian canoe design from pre-contact to modern times. It is not a “how to” book but is fully illustrated with color pictures, historical artwork, and ‘to-scale’ drawings of actual canoes from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. No longer in print, but a must have for anyone passionate about Hawaiian outrigger canoes.