Tag Archives: Thor Heyerdahl

Norman Baker — Adventurer & Navigator Dies in Plane Crash at 89

As a teenager growing up in Brooklyn, Norman Baker dreamed of adventure.  And he didn’t just dream. At the age of 13, he won a contest where the first prize was flying lessons. He became an avid pilot and at the age … Continue reading

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Kon-Tiki 2 Crew Rescued, Hōkūleʻa Sails On

Last November, we posted about two balsa rafts which had set out from Lima, Peru, intending to sail to Easter Island and back, on the Kon-Tiki 2 expedition. Yesterday, the Chilean Navy rescued 14 crew members from the two rafts … Continue reading

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Kon-Tiki 2 — Exploration and/or Anachronism?

On November 7th, two balsa rafts set out from Lima, Peru, bound for Easter Island on the Kon-Tiki 2 expedition. The voyage is both an homage to Thor Heyerdahl’s famous voyage on the raft Kon-Tiki in 1947 and a voyage … Continue reading

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On this Day in History – Kon Tiki Sets Sail

On April 28, 1947, a six-man expedition led by Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Callao, Peru aboard a balsa wood raft named the Kon-Tiki on a 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia.   Heyerdahl’s book, Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, … Continue reading

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