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A walkway over a tidal stream.
Ponape March 1971
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Micronesian children sitting on a railroad rail
Ponape March 1971
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A Micronesian outrigger sailing proa or under sail. These vessels are also known as a "popo" in Yap and vintas in the Philippines.
Ponape April 1972
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Cloud shrouded mountains seen from at sea.
Ponape March 1971
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Outrigger canoe being poled in shallow water.
Ponape March 1971
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Approaching the prehistoric Micronesian city of Nan Madol
Ponape March 1971
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The prehistoric Micronesian city of Nan Madol - Basalt "logs" came from miles away.
Ponape March 1971
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Getting ready to land on the stairway to Nan Madol - a prehistoric Micronesian city constructed of basalt "logs." Basalt was quarried miles away.
Ponape February 1973
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Local guides standing next to basalt buildings of prehistoric Nan Madol.
Ponape March 1971
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Transportation to Nan Madol. Black rocks are basalt "logs" carried to the prehistoric city.
Ponape March 1971
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Basalt "log" construction at Nan Madol. Each basalt log is separate column of basalt found in area of columnar jointing and weighs hundreds of pounds. Some logs appear to be sufficiently large to weigh over a ton.
Ponape March 1971
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Jungle growth attempting to reclaim the ancient city of Nan Madol.
Ponape March 1971
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The larger buildings at Nan Madol are quite impressive. Note the thickness of the larger basalt "log" in the structure.
Ponape February 1973
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Seawall and buildings built of basalt "logs" at Nan Madol.
Ponape February 1973
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Opening to a building at Nan Madol.
Ponape February 1973
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The ruins at Nan Madol.
Ponape February 1973
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An early sea-turtle storage area for later consumption at Nan Madol.
Ponape March 1971
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The lagoon entrance at Fanning Island.
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Coconut grove on Fanning Island.
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Fanning Island shoreline with research vessel WESTWARD in background.
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Fanning Island lagoon shoreline with native outrigger.
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Native boat shed for outrigger canoe.
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Copra workers homes
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Copra drying sheds. Copra on rail cars would be rolled out when sunny, rolled into sheds when raining.
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Grouper coming up during ciguatera studies. Grouper are suspect species in these islands for carrying toxin.
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Lagoon shoreline.
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Natural sandbar covering coral rubble on lagoon side
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Local residence
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Pigs on shore pond
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Plantation manager's residence
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Plantation manager's residence
Fanning Island 1968 November
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Looking down from the mast of the WESTWARD to the bowsprit
Washington Island 1968 November
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A view of the deck of the WESTWARD while under sail.
Washington Island 1968 November
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The road servicing the two cars on the island.
Washington Island 1968 November
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First mate of the WESTWARD viewing copra drying operation.
Washington Island 1968 November
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Men's meeting house presided over by island chief
Washington Island 1968 November
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Man-made canal built for moving coconuts to the drying sheds.
Washington Island 1968 November
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Traversing the man-made freshwater canal.
Washington Island 1968 November
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A view of the jungle adjacent to the freshwater canal.
Washington Island 1968 November
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Native workers traversing the freshwater canal system.
Washington Island 1968 November
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Micronesian workers traversing the freshwater canal system.
Washington Island 1968 November
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Traversing the man-made freshwater canal.
Washington Island 1968 November
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Village site along man-made freshwater canal.
Washington Island 1968 November
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Necker Island
Leeward Islands to Gardner Pinnacles 1969 June
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Necker Island
Leeward Islands to Gardner Pinnacles 1969 June
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Remains of prehistoric house site
Leeward Islands to Gardner Pinnacles 1969 June
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The cliffs
Leeward Islands to Gardner Pinnacles 1969 June
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La Perouse Rock - Dave Olsen of National Park Service in bow of boat ready to land.
Leeward Islands to Gardner Pinnacles 1969 June
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Lisianski Island
Leeward Islands to Gardner Pinnacles 1969 June
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Dave Olsen of National Park Service jumping to zodiac launch at Lisianski Island
Leeward Islands to Gardner Pinnacles 1969 June

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