Bancas

Bancas (Carolinian seafaring vessel). Courtesy of the Spanish Documents Collection at the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC).

Ancient trading voyages from the Carolines to Guam are resumed after more than 100 years. Carolinians from the atolls of Lamotrek, Satawal, Elato, and Woleai sailed into Talofofo Bay in Guam. Luwito, the Carolinian navigator, said they had arrived in Guam using directions from an ancient chant.