Gilbert and Ellice Islands Outrigger

Scale: Unknown. A full hull model of a single outrigger sailing canoe, from the Gilbert and Ellis Islands, now present-day Kiribati and Tuvalu, made entirely in wood with organic material fittings. The hull is carvel planked with sewn fibre fastenings. The single mast has three foot positions and a triangular woven fibre matting lug sail, with natural fibre rigging. Fittings and equipment includes a bailer and a single outrigger rigged to the port side.

Object Details

ID: AAE0073
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model; Sails set; Plank-on-frame; Sewn model
Display location: Display - Pacific Encounters Gallery
Credit: Lent by His Majesty The King
Measurements: Overall: 700 mm x 900 mm x 525 mm
Parts: Gilbert and Ellice Islands Outrigger

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