A tidal wave sweeps the South Pacific island of Huahine and destroys a coastal village of Polynesian canoe builders. A strange twist of fate preserves a canoe under tons of swampy soil for a thousand years or more. An even stranger twist brings the past to life.
Huahine: Island of the Lost Canoe by Rick Carroll is a vivid true-life South Seas mystery story. The book unearths (in words and images) one of the last relic voyaging canoes to help prove the Polynesian dispersal theory–how so many people traveled so far and wide across the vast Pacific.
Based on field work of Dr. Yosihiko H. Sinoto, the legendary Bishop Museum anthropologist, Huahine: Island of The Lost Canoe documents a decades-long search for clues to the history and culture of a unique Pacific island and its people.
This 102-page book has been profusely illustrated by the author and a dozen other Pacific Rim photographers. Published by the Bishop Museum Press of Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2005, Huahine: Island of the Lost Canoe is available on Amazon.com.