What Kind Of Tools did Hawaiians use to Navigate?
Hawaiians used many tools in nature tonavigate. For instance, Hawaiians used
Swells are below the oceans waves. They helpnavigators to steer. It comes in regular patterns caused by wind andstorm systems. On cloudy days and overcast nights
The wind helped hurry their journey. Thenavigator feels the direction of the wind on his face. And dependingon how much the wind fills the sails and pushes his canoe, he changeshis course direction. He is very careful to watch for storms by a bigshift in the wind direction and air temperature.
When the navigator saw clouds with the haze ofgreen, it meant that land was near because it could be an islandsvegetation. If the clouds had a haze of blue, it could be alagoon.
The sun always rises in the East and sets inthe West. And that helped navigators with direction. If the navigatorwas heading South, the rising sun would be on his left.
The moon was the crews calender. There were twokinds of calenders. Every day, the size and shape of the moon wouldchange to tell them what day it was. The other kind of calender was acounting rope. After every day they would tie a knot in the rope tosee how many days they have been at sea.
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