A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2018 Sep 14, 21:10 -0700
Regarding Cook's knowledge of Polynesian navigation, the name to look up is Tupaia. He was their local informant and clearly knew his way around a vast area in the central South Pacific. Unfortunately, I don't think he described many specific methods to his new European "friends" --trade secrets and all that!