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Old-school mariner remembered for seamanship

Mau Piailug will never be as famous as Capt. James Cook, but Piailug, who died last week at the age of 78, could have matched Cook's voyaging island-for-island across the vast immensity of the Pacific - and without charts, compass or sextant.

He was a palu, a master navigator, one of the last experts in the ancient art of Pacific Ocean wayfaring.

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