Old-school mariner remembered for seamanship

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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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