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Micronesian nav school revived

Jan 1, 2003

We know that Ocean Navigator readers are a diverse crowd, but it was especially gratifying to receive a note from one Francis Sermanyoline, who recently graduated from a traditional navigation school on the island of Polap in Micronesia.

He wrote that the school was recently resurrected after 100 years of obscurity, and that it is once again offering instruction in navigating without instruments. Students learn to read waves, study clouds, and understand apparent motion of the stars, sun, moon, and planets


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