Polynesian navigators, famed for their navigational techniques and for the performance of their sailing canoes, also constructed more modest craft--adapted perfectly to the needs of daily life. These are rafts--floating platforms constructed of parallel logs and intended to transport men and merchandise on various rivers and seas.
"Protohistoric rafts of the Society Islands,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol9/iss1/6