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Navigation by the aboriginals off of the coasts of Upper and Baja California.
This 1942 Bureau of American Ethnology report discusses the differences in coastal topography and the particular types of boats used in the local environments: Tule balsas, log dugouts, log rafts and plank canoes. The Pacific coast, from the Oregon-California boundary to the southern tip of Baja California stretches about 1,600 miles and embraces some nineteen degrees of latitude. Environmentally this long coastal area can be divided into separate provinces that influenced the type of boats used for navigation by the aboriginals.
Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology
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"1942 - Aboriginal Navigation off the Coasts of Upper and Baja California, Bulletin 151, Anthropological Papers, No. 39, Robert F. Heizer and William C. Massey" (2018). Government Documents and Publications. 7.