Several of these single-tree canoes have been found, one of which is 43 ft.
The koa (Acacia koa), from the wood of which the natives used to make the bodies of their canoes, and the only tree of the islands that furnishes much valuable lumber (a hard cabinet wood marketed as " Hawaiian mahogany "), forms extensive forests on Hawaii and Maui between elevations of 2000 and 4000 ft.
The several trades, such as that of fisherman, the tiller of the ground, and the builder of canoes and houses, had each their presiding deities.
Their canoes, sometimes more than 1 00 ft.
Few of them therefore are of much service for navigation, except for the light-draught native canoes; and all of them are more or less closed at their outlets by sand-bars.