PaePae Waʻa

Canoe Ladders

Photos from "the Hawaiian Canoe" by Tommy Holmes

Bishop Museum 

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Kauhaualeʻa Puna 1930

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Found mostly along the rocky cliff shorelines of Puna, Hamakua and  Kona of Hawaiʻi Island and Hana on Maui,

these ingenious wooden ladders allowed canoes to be landed in places ,that other wise, would have been impossible to land a canoe.