Dennis Alessio spent 20 years researching canoes and reviving the art of building and sailing the culturally-important treasures.
His efforts included the development of the Waan Aelõñ in Majel program before he left the Marshalls in 2007.
Featured below is a three-part series by Giff Johnson published in the Marshall Islands Journal shortly after Dennis left the RMI.
To read the series in pdf format, click here.
Below are the jpgs of the pages in the Journal.