Traversing the Pacific in a handmade craft without instruments or even a map is not for the faint of heart. Yet for centuries, Micronesian navigators have guided themselves across vast stretches of ocean using nothing but nature’s clues and the knowledge handed down by their ancestors. Wisconsin-born James Campbell set out to find and sail with Micronesia’s last master navigators, and he lived to tell the tale.
James Campbell, an award-winning travel writer and author of The Final Frontiersman and The Ghost Mountain Boys. His story about Micronesian navigators, Star Power, recently appeared in Outside Magazine.