Several of these single-tree canoes have been found, one of which is 43 ft.
Maori tradition is explicit as to the cause of the exodus from Samoa, gives the names of the canoes in which the journey was made and the time of year at which the coast of New Zealand was sighted.
There is some evidence that the "tradition of the six canoes" does not represent the first contact of the Polynesian race with New Zealand.
The cedar-wood of Guiana, used for making canoes, is a species of the natural order Bur seraceae, Icica altissima.
They made nets and fishing lines, and used canoes.