If you were on the island in July-August of 1983, you will remember the amazing sight of the huge lumber carrier, "Regent Oak," which crashed on the rocks just off the village of Hanga Roa. Efforts to repair her failed, and she was towed out to sea and sunk. Last winter, a private sailboat from Tahiti was wrecked near Ana Kai Tangata. These events are cited as evidence of the vital need for construction of a safe harbor/anchorage on the island.
Rumors are that the major roads of the island are to be paved at last. Different types of paving are now being tested.
"Rapa Nui Notes 1987,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 1
, Article 1.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol1/iss3/1