Hawaiian Fishing Canoes

A rare ca 1905 picture of a native Hawaiian pushing his outrigger canoe to sea.


Today, ask somebody about Hawaiian canoes and they will invariably refer to those colorful outriggers aligned along some Hawaiian beaches. But native Hawaiian used to build a range a different types of canoes each built and adapted to a specific purpose. The most prevalent of all those were the fishing canoes. Those were built in sizes ranging anything fron 12 feet to an eighteen footer and already during those old days, the bigger the more expensive.

Fishing canoe scaled down models can be obtained in the following sizes: 12, 18, 24 and 32 inches. Click back to the “shop” to check for price.

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