EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) launched last month its latest three-month boat building program for the outer islands as part of a project called the Low Carbon Sea Transport inside-lagoon boat building workshop. The workshop is part of the transitioning away from fossil fuel engine boats to sustainable, locally designed and built vessels. […]
GIFF JOHNSON Marshallese style boats are being designed and built by skilled builders in the Marshall Islands, naturally enough, but also in places that one might not expect, such as Europe. Here in Majuro, Waan Aelon in Majel has designed and built what they call a “carro proa.” The WAM team built it in three […]
Truth be told: if you’re going to visit Waan Aelon in Majol, you will learn a thing or two or tree. Yes. Tree. WAM has been utilizing different trees in its mixed curriculum of classes in the morning and hands on craft work in the afternoon.