Azerbaijan International

Winter 2006 (14.4)

Pacific Voyage
Guara Boards

A drawing dated 1748 by Juan and Ulloa showing a balsa raft from Guayaquil [Ecuador]. Note the "guara" centerboards, again highlighted in yellow here, and the tall guara at the back of the raft, which seems to also double as a rudder. Illustration: "Early Man and the Ocean," page 227. Sketch: Heyerdahl collection: Stenersens


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