The traditional hālau wa’a was a longhouse, a covered structure near the shoreline dedicated to all matters related to canoes, and whose linear measure could provide ample shelter for vessels of sizeable length.
Modern Methods and Techniques of Non-Instrument Navigation, Based on Pacific Traditions
Designing a Course Strategy
Building A Star Compass
Follow a group of young voyagers as they work with Nainoa Thompson to build their own star compass. Using the sun as their reference point they align 32 equal houses on a cleared area that is 30 feet in diameter.