Kon-Tiki Replica To Sail, Study Pacific In 2005

A replica of the Kon-Tiki balsa raft will sail the Pacific in 2005 to study mounting environmental threats to the oceans since Thor Heyerdahl made his daredevil 1947 voyage. One of Heyerdahl’s grandsons will be among the six-strong crew for the trip from Peru aiming to reach Tahiti, about 500km west of the Raroia atoll where the Kon-Tiki ran aground after traveling 8,000km in 101 days

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