They then rode the Humboldt Current and the trade winds, roughly due West. A book documenting the voyage and raft was released in 1948 by Thor Heyerdahl, called The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas.[48]. [20][25][26] Hōkūleʻa also remains fully operational, and has since completed ten other voyages, including a three-year circumnavigation of the planet from 2014 to 2017, with other sister ships. When near the Juan Fernández Islands (Chile) in May 1957, the raft was in a very poor state and they asked for a towing, but it was damaged during the operation and had to be abandoned, but they were able to preserve all the equipment that had been aboard. The crew of the Kon-Tiki raft, from left: Knut Haugland, Bengt Danielsson, Thor Heyerdahl, Erik Hesselberg, Torstein Raaby and Herman Watzinger. He described these "Tiki people" as being a sun-worshiping fair-skinned people with blue eyes, fair or red hair, tall statures, and beards. In 1955, the Czech explorer and adventurer Eduard Ingris attempted to recreate the Kon-Tiki expedition on a balsa raft called Kantuta. For food Kon-Tiki carried 200 coconuts, sweet potatoes, bottle gourds and other assorted fruit and roots. ", Los Angeles Times, Friday August 26, 1994, p. 21. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. Relax at the Kon Tiki Inn located in beautiful Pismo Beach, California. Se film online på Viaplay.dk, når det passer dig! [40] Tangaroa was launched on the same day that Kon-Tiki had been—April 28—and it reached its destination on July 7, which was 30 days faster than Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki which had taken 101 days for the voyage. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have reached Polynesia during pre-Columbian times. [18][19][20][21] Heyerdahl believed that the original inhabitants of Easter Island (and the rest of Polynesia) were the "Tiki people", a race of "white bearded men" who supposedly originally sailed from Peru. Your email address will not be published. But we do know, thanks to Thor Heyerdahl, that a South American influence is one possible explanation. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the Academy Award winning documentary in 1951, and he wrote a book about the expedition that was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. His primary evidence was the Moai statues on Rapa Nui (known in the West as Easter Island) which, he claimed, owed more to South American than Asian culture. With Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson. In 1959, Ingris built a new balsa raft, Kantuta II, and tried to repeat the previous expedition. Her role was to coordinate communications between Washington and the raft, which she could then pass on to Norway. Archaeological, linguistic, cultural, and genetic evidence all support a western origin (from Island Southeast Asia) for Polynesians via the Austronesian expansion. It did, however, do nothing to prove that it was! After a few days, washed up flotsam from the raft alerted villagers nearby who then arrived on canoes to rescue the voyagers. On 7 November 2015, two teams with two balsa rafts Rahiti Tane and Tupac Yupanqui left Lima, Peru for Easter Island. Øyvin Lauten and Kari Skår Dahl were captains on the first leg, while Signe Meling and Ola Borgfjord were captains on the second leg. [30][31][32] In 2011, Professor Erik Thorsby of the University of Oslo presented DNA evidence to the Royal Society which, whilst agreeing with the west origin, also identified a distinctive but smaller genetic contribution from South America. His first expedition, Kantuta I, took place in 1955–1956 and led to failure. John Flenley, Paul G. Bahn, The Enigmas of Easter Island: Island on the Edge, Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. [15], The call sign LI2B was used by Heyerdahl again in 1969–70, when he built a papyrus reed raft and sailed from Morocco to Barbados in an attempt to show a possible link between the civilization of ancient Egypt and the New World. Behind the main-mast was a cabin of plaited bamboo 4.3 m (14 ft) long and 2.4 m (8 ft) wide was built about 1.2–1.5 m (4–5 ft) high, and roofed with banana leaf thatch. He rejected the highly-skilled voyaging and navigating traditions of the Austronesian peoples and instead argued that Polynesia was settled by accident from boats that drifted with the wind and currents from South America. Expedition Kon-Tiki2 got its name because it had 2 crews from many nations: Norway, Russia, UK, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, and Peru. Et undervisningsmateriale til spillefilmen 'Kon-Tiki' (Norge m.fl. Læs mere her. The main sail was 4.6 by 5.5 m (15 by 18 ft) on a yard of bamboo stems lashed together. The raft was partially decked in split bamboo. Required fields are marked *. The film was mainly shot on the island of Malta . Vi arrangerer: Vragdyk, UV-jagt og UV-arkæologi samt strand- og kutterture. The purpose stated by Heyerdahl for carrying modern and ancient containers was to test the effectiveness of ancient water storage. Robert C. Suggs, "Kon-Tiki", in Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague (eds). Kon-Tiki carried 1,040 litres (275 US gal) of drinking water in 56 water cans, as well as a number of sealed bamboo rods. At the Kon-Tiki Museum guests can see original vessels and up-to-date exhibits on Heyerdahl’s expeditions, including Kon-Tiki, Ra, Tigris, Easter Island, Fatu-Hiva, Tùcume, Galapagos, a … An initial admixture event between Native South Americans and Polynesians, discovered by statistical analysis, took place around AD 1150–1230.[36][37]. The team travelled to Ecuador to secure a supply of balsa wood and then on to Peru where they built the raft. The team had travelled a distance of around 6,980 km (4,340 mi; 3,770 nmi) in 101 days, at an average speed of 1.5 knots (2.8 km/h; 1.7 mph). The crew made brief contact with the inhabitants of Angatau Island, but were unable to land safely. On August 4, the 97th day after departure, Kon-Tiki reached the Angatau atoll. They also caught plentiful numbers of fish, particularly flying fish, "dolphin fish", yellowfin tuna, bonito and shark. The Kon-Tiki biochar kiln is the fastest, cleanest way to make substantial batches of biochar from local unprocessed biomass, and condition it for application. [9], The expedition carried an amateur radio station with the call sign of LI2B operated by former World War II Norwegian resistance radio operators Knut Haugland and Torstein Raaby. A documentary motion picture about the expedition, also called Kon-Tiki, was produced from a write-up and expansion of the crew's filmstrip notes and won an Academy Award in 1951. He was in the US studying cooling technology when he met Thor Heyerdahl by chance. It appeared with great success in English in 1950, also in many other languages. No metal was used in the construction. 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The voyage was also chronicled in the documentary TV-series The Kon-Tiki Man: The Life and Adventures of Thor Heyerdahl, directed by Bengt Jonson.[4]. What does Kon-Tiki mean? [citation needed], On August 7, the voyage came to an end when the raft struck a reef and was eventually beached on an uninhabited islet off Raroia atoll in the Tuamotus. It sought to double down on Heyerdahl's voyage by sailing two rafts from South America to Polynesia and then back. Episode 5 of the tenth season of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm cable television show This kiln does away with the internal metal barrier which is costly, corrodes easily and is labor-intensive to make. Situated directly on the vast sandy beach of Pampelonne, a short distance from Saint Tropez, Kon Tiki village invites you to discover the Tiki Huttes. Heyerdahl and a small team went to Peru, where, with the help of dockyard facilities provided by the Peruvian authorities, they constructed the raft out of balsa logs and other native materials in an indigenous style as recorded in illustrations by Spanish conquistadores. Further down is the picture of Kon-Tiki. The Oscar-winning documentary of the voyage plays throughout the day. Thor’s theory was that the islands making up Polynesia were settled from the West by natives of South America using ‘drift voyaging’ – basically building a raft with a sail and letting the ocean take you. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. Kon-Tiki had a six-man crew, all of whom were Norwegian except for Bengt Danielsson, a Swede.[5]. Torstein Raaby was also a wartime telegrapher who had successfully provided the Allies with information on German warships through tapping the German’s communications. 25 talking about this. The purpose of the 1973 expedition was three-fold: (1) to prove that the success of 1970 was no accident, (2) to test different currents in the sea, which Alsar maintained ancient mariners knew as modern humans know road maps, and (3) to show that the original expeditions, directed perhaps toward trade or colonisation, may have consisted of small fleets of balsa rafts. Azerbaijan International, Vol 14:4 (Winter 2006), p. 31. Did you enjoy this post? "[35], Genetic analysis of Polynesians and Native South Americans, published in Nature in July 2020, has revealed that several eastern Polynesian populations have signs of an ancient genetic signature that originated from Native South American people. [41] The expedition was piloted by four men, aged from 56 to 84 years, led by Anthony Smith. In 2006, the Tangaroa Expedition recreated the Kon-Tiki voyage using a newly built raft, the Tangaroa, named after the Māori sea-god Tangaroa. The crew made successful landfall and all returned safely. He asked if he could join the voyage and Thor agreed instantly, making him second in command. In a second great voyage ten years later, he rafted 12,001 km (7,457 mi) from South America to Australia with a metal raft Age Unlimited. Released in 1950 in Norway and later in the US, the feature won best Documentary for 1951 in the at the 24th Academy Awards. Though remaining on dry land, Gerd Vold Hurum was the seventh, and perhaps most vital, member of the team. Tens of thousands of waves, up to six meters tall, hit the rafts in an El Niño year. Bengt Danielsson was a Swedish Sociologist specialising in Human Migration Theory. He believed that the Easter Island myth of a power struggle between two peoples called the Hanau epe and Hanau momoko was a memory of conflicts between the original inhabitants of the island and a later wave of Native Americans from the Northwest coast, eventually leading to the annihilation of the Hanau epe and the destruction of the island's culture and once-prosperous economy. More recent advances in genetic testing and radiocarbon dating have shown that, whilst some South American origins are present in the Polynesian DNA pool, the vast majority is distinct. His aim in mounting the Kon-Tiki expedition was to show, by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at the time, that there were no technical reasons to prevent them from having done so. [17], The crew's first sight of land was the atoll of Puka-Puka on July 30. 76, 154. Thor Heyerdahl's book about his experience became a bestseller. Kon-Tiki-ekspeditionen, (efter den indianske gud Kon-Tiki), ekspedition, der blev gennemført i 1947 af den norske etnograf Thor Heyerdahl, som ville underbygge sin teori om, at der i forhistorisk tid har været kulturpåvirkninger over havet fra Sydamerika til Polynesien. Although the expedition carried some modern equipment, such as a radio, watches, charts, sextant, and metal knives, Heyerdahl argued they were incidental to the purpose of proving that the raft itself could make the journey. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. Vi har klubaften onsdag. [14] The crew once used a hand-cranked emergency transmitter to send out an "all well, all well" message "just in time to head off a massive rescue attempt". There’s no conclusive proof of origin, and we still don’t know how and why the Moai on Rapa Nui got into place. The role of Thor Heyerdahl is played by Pål Sverre Hagen . Designed by Kon-Tiki. [49] It won the 1951 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. A French seafarer, Éric de Bisschop, committed himself in a project he had had for some years: he built a Polynesian raft in order to cross the eastern Pacific Ocean from Tahiti to Chile (contrary to Thor Heyerdahl's crossing); the Tahiti-Nui left Papeete with a crew of five on November 8, 1956. My (Rasmus) opinion: these types of open-burn kilns appear to have some advantages over those "barrel-in-a-barrel" retorts that were advocated in the past. One theory, advanced in the 1930s is that the Islands were populated step-by-step from South-East Asia. The Kon-Tiki kiln can be tilted after the burn, allowing the biochar to be dumped out easily for further use. The main body of the float was composed of nine balsa tree trunks up to 14 m (45 ft) long, 60 cm (2 ft) in diameter, lashed together with 30 mm (1 1⁄4 in) hemp ropes. You can read the whole story and see photos of the crew along the way. On the same beach are the famous beach restaurants; plage de Tahiti, Club 55, and Nikki Beach, you can easily access these establishments and experience the party atmosphere of the Cote d’Azur in high season. Archaeological, linguistic, cultural, and genetic evidence all support a western origin (from Island Southeast Asia) for Polynesians using sophisticated multihull sailing technologies and navigation techniques during the Austronesian expansion.[1][2][3]. [22][23] Heyerdahl described these later migrants as "Maori-Polynesians" who were supposedly Asians who crossed over the Bering land bridge into Northwest America before sailing westward towards Polynesia (the westward direction is because he refused to accept that Polynesians were capable of sailing against winds and currents). features Clive Owen as himself in a one man play entitled "Kon Tiki". [42] The trip was designed to commemorate the journey in an open boat of survivors from the British steamship Anglo-Saxon, sunk by the German cruiser Widder in 1940. The Kon-Tiki voyage led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl was a huge success and proved beyond doubt that Polynesia could have been settled from South America. Éric de Bisschop died in this accident. Read more: Norway's Kon-Tiki Museum To Return Artefacts. The expedition was led by Spaniard Vital Alsar, who, in 1970, led the La Balsa expedition, only on that occasion with one raft and three companions. ", "New findings show more contact between prehistoric humans", "Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages", "Native South Americans were early inhabitants of Polynesia", "Eric de Bisschop and James Wharram – Catamaran pioneers", "The Eleutheran – Eleuthera News, Sport and much more from Eleuthera – The tale of An-Tiki – One raft, four 'mature' adventurers and a very big ocean! 10,130 were here. Very low tiki factor. As a side note there is a museum in Alesund that has an original boat – The Uread – that sailed from Alesund to Massachusetts in 1904-1905 taking five months with the inventor and 3 others and you might find the story “Uread The Egg That Crossed the Atlantic”, as well as a visit to the Alesund Museum most interesting. [1][2][3] "Drift voyaging" from South America was also deemed "extremely unlikely" in 1973 by computer modeling. Book Kon-Tiki Resort, Islamorada on Tripadvisor: See 192 traveler reviews, 133 candid photos, and great deals for Kon-Tiki Resort, ranked #15 of 19 hotels in Islamorada and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. [13] Two British 3-16 MHz Mark II transmitters were also carried on board, as was a VHF transmitter for communicating with aircraft and a hand-cranked survival radio of the Gibson Girl type for 500 and 8280 kHz. Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. Kon-Tiki is a 2012 historical drama film directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg about the 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition. Erik Hesselberg was a childhood friend of Thor’s who had, as a trained sailor, spent several years in the merchant navy. Meaning of Kon-Tiki. The 1973 Las Balsas expedition was the first (and so far only) multiple-raft crossing of the Pacific Ocean in recent history. [27][28][29], Historians today consider that the Polynesians from the west were the original inhabitants and that the story of the Hanau epe is either pure myth, or a memory of internal tribal or class conflicts. There was also the legend of Kon-Tiki Viracocha, a native chief who is said to have set sail from Peru into the sunset on a balsawood raft. This was Norway’s entry to consideration for the Academy Awards but despite making it through to the final five nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, it was beaten by Michael Haneke’s film Amour. The drinks we had were fine. A film documentary about the voyage and raft was released in 1950, called Kon-Tiki. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. He associated them with the Tlingit and Haida peoples and characterized them as "inferior" to the Tiki people. Last updated 27.10.2015, Kon-Tiki2: Pacific raft expedition abandoned by Susannah Cullinane, CNN. It is the longest-known raft voyage in history. The crew built a new smaller raft, the Tahiti Nui III, in the ocean out of the more buoyant parts of the Tahiti Nui II. Calculations made by Heyerdahl before the trip had indicated that 97 days was the minimum amount of time required to reach the Tuamotus, so the encounter with Angatau showed that they had made good time. The Kon-Tiki is tiki in name mostly. Heyerdahl, Thor; Lyon, F.H. Lastly, the "Tiki Oasis” offers a fast food service, to eat in or take away. The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca god Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name. [19], Heyerdahl's hypothesis was part of early Eurocentric hyperdiffusionism and the westerner disbelief that (non-white) "stone-age" peoples with "no math" could colonize islands separated by vast distances of ocean water, even against prevailing winds and currents. The crew were taken back to the native village, where they were feted with traditional dances and other festivities. Kon Tiki, Tucson: See 72 unbiased reviews of Kon Tiki, rated 3.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #657 of 1,938 restaurants in Tucson. The “Kon-Tiki” was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, and “Kon-Tiki” is an old name for this god. The Hōkūleʻa sailed against prevailing winds and exclusively used wayfinding and celestial Polynesian navigation techniques (unlike the modern equipment and charts of the Kon-Tiki). The crowning glory of the museum, however, is the original raft, which takes pride of place in the museum’s collection. It was published in Norwegian in 1948 as The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas, later reprinted as Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft. The raft reached Easter Island, but did not complete the return. 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands. Kon-Tiki ekspedisjonen by Thor Heyerdahl, March 1987, Washington Square Press edition, Mass Market Paperback in English - 35th edition [34] In 2014, further work by a team including Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas (from the Natural History Museum of Denmark) analysed the genomes of 27 native Rapa Nui people and found that their DNA was on average 76 percent Polynesian, 8 percent Native American and 16 percent European. On April 28, 1947, Kon-Tiki departed Callao, Peru, with six men and a Spanish-speaking green parrot aboard. ", "The Eleutheran – Eleuthera News, Sport and much more from Eleuthera – The An-Tiki Dream Turns into Reality". With regard to the equipments and leisure facilities, the Kon Tiki is from this point of view also in very good shape. 275 gæsteanmeldelser og 34 billeder venter på Booking.com. All had to be hardy and courageous – this was to be a long and treacherous voyage – and it wasn’t long before he’d found his team. The Kon-Tiki deep-cone flame-curtain process was developed by Dr Paul Taylor (author of 'The Biochar Revolution' book) and Hans-Peter Schmidt at the Ithaka Institute in Switzerland in 2014. Enjoyed the story of the KonTiki and visiting the museum in Oslo really is an interesting place to view the sailing vessel. [7] The main spars were a laminate of wood and reeds and Heyerdahl tested more than twenty different composites before settling on one that proved an effective compromise between bulk and torsional rigidity. Heyerdahl's hypothesis of a South American origin of the Polynesian peoples, as well as his "drift voyaging" hypothesis, is overwhelmingly rejected by scientists today. It was the highest-grossing film of 2012 in Norway and the country's most expensive production to date. If so, why not share it on Pinterest so others can find it too? Most importantly, the crew had a single 16mm video camera, which they used to document the expedition. In 1954, William Willis sailed alone on a raft Seven Little Sisters from Peru to American Samoa, successfully completing the journey. [18][19], He argued that the monumental statues known as moai resembled sculptures more typical of pre-Columbian Peru than any Polynesian designs. The Kon-Tiki voyage was a huge success and proved beyond doubt that Polynesia COULD have been settled from South America. It stars Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen as Thor Heyerdahl and is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Alle er velkommen. Analysis showed that "although the European lineage could be explained by contact with white Europeans after the island was 'discovered' in 1722 by Dutch sailors, the South American component was much older, dating to between about 1280 and 1495, soon after the island was first colonised by Polynesians in around 1200. Bengt served as steward, in charge of rations, as well as translator, being the only crew member who spoke Spanish. Heyerdahl and crew were equipped with water-tight sports wristwatches manufactured by Swiss watchmaking firm Eterna. It took great faith and courage for the men to construct and sail on a boat made of balsa wood. Kon-Tiki is a 2012 Norwegian historical dramatized feature film about the 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition. [10] Haugland and Raaby maintained regular communication with a number of American, Canadian, and South American stations that relayed Kon Tiki's status to the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. On August 5, Haugland made contact with a station in Oslo, Norway, 16,000 kilometres (10,000 mi) away. Tangaroa's speed was credited to the proper use of guaras (centerboards). 1,080 were here. Kon-Tiki is also the name of Heyerdahl's book, the Academy Award-winning 1950 documentary film chronicling his adventures, and the 2012 dramatized feature film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The second expedition was a success. Thor also secured radio equipment and field rations from contacts in the US military. The raft ended its voyage in the Caribbean island of St Maarten, completing its trip to Eleuthera in the following year with Smith and a new crew.[43][44]. Expedition leader was Torgeir Higraff from Tangaroa Expedition (2006). William R. Long, "Does 'Rapa Nui' Take Artistic License Too Far? The music and customers tend to lean towards slightly hard rock. One of the great mysteries of anthropology is how Polynesia – a vast pseudo-country in the Pacific spread triangularly between Rapa Nui, Hawaii and New Zealand – came to be inhabited by people with similar customs, cultures and, notably, languages. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. [45][46][47] On March 3, 2016, all crew members were taken on board the Hokuetsu Ushaka freight ship after 115 days of sailing and 4½ months at sea. [39] They were swept towards Cook Islands where on August 30, the raft went aground and was wrecked at Rakahanga atoll. Kon-Tiki var en tømmerflåde, der blev bygget og sejlet under ledelse af nordmanden Thor Heyerdahl som led i Kon-Tiki-ekspeditionen i 1947 for at bekræfte hans teorier om, at folkevandringen til Polynesien i Stillehavsområdet kunne være foregået over havet fra Sydamerika.. The Official KON-TIKI Facebook Page. Located in Oslo, the museum is a record of everything related to the expedition. The original Kon-Tiki raft is now on display in the Kon-Tiki Museum at Bygdøy in Oslo. The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. In 2012, a dramatization of the events was made into a film of the same name. 5 days later, after 97 days at sea, they reached the Angatau atoll where they made contact with the inhabiants but were unable to safely land the craft. Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. Shortly afterwards, they were taken to Tahiti by a French schooner, with the raft towed behind. [20] The 1976 voyage of the Hōkūleʻa, a performance-accurate replica of a Polynesian double-hulled wa'a kaulua voyaging canoe, from Hawaiʻi to Tahiti was partly a demonstration to prove that Heyerdahl was wrong. This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 07:55. 2013) Your email address will not be published. Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg. The "Tiki Spa", welcomes tourists who wish to offer themselves a bit of well-being in a bubble of 400 m², dedicated to relaxation and evasion. In return, the Kon-Tiki explorers reported on the quality and utility of the provisions. The Kon-Tiki voyage led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl was a huge success and proved beyond doubt that Polynesia could have been settled from South America. The expedition also carried a pet parrot named Lorita. [8] After the journey, Eterna decided to brand their sports watches as "Kon-Tiki". This stress for 16 weeks weakened the ropes, but the crew could not replace all of them. No real complaints other than we wish it really was a tiki bar!" At the stern was a 5.8 m (19 ft) long steering oar of mangrove wood, with a blade of fir. Pine splashboards clad the bow, and lengths of pine 25 mm (1 in) thick and 60 cm (2 ft) wide were wedged between the balsa logs and used as centreboards. [10], The radio receiver used throughout the voyage, a National Radio Company NC-173, once required a thorough drying out after being soaked when landing in Raratonga. A code specialist from the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, she was the secretary of the expedition. Steven R. Fischer, Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island, Reaktion Books, 2005, p. 42. The World Famous Kon Tiki Bar offering top shelf libations 7 days per week and right next to State Line Showgirls in State Line, Idaho. A second Tahiti-Nui was built in Constitución, Chile, leaving on April 13, 1958, towards Callao, then towards the Marquesas. Each unit was water resistant, used 2E30 vacuum tubes, and provided approximately 6 watts of RF output; the equivalent of a small flashlight. On July 30th the team caught first sight of land – the atoll of Puka-Puka. Definition of Kon-Tiki in the Definitions.net dictionary. The main mast was made of lengths of mangrove wood lashed together to form an A-frame 8.8 m (29 ft) high. Based in Trondheim, we are Norway's English language publishing company. Los Angeles times, Friday August 26, 1994, p. 31 of,. 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