Valley of the Latte and Ulitao welcome Master Navigators from Yap and Hawaii

Valley of the Latte and Ulitao welcome Master Navigators from Yap and Hawaii.

Seafaring group Ulitao and Valley of the Latte in Talofofo played host to master navigators from Yap and Hawaii, along with guests from Matson Navigation who brought the navigators to Guam as part of the naming ceremony of Matson's new vessel "Papa Mau", in tribute to a master navigator from Yap.

According to managing director for Valley of the Latte David Tydingco, the event was one of many to help seafarers unite and plan for a Micronesian presence at the Festival of Pacific Arts in 2020.

Together, the brothers of Micronesia and the Pacific will combine the knowledge, skill, and tradition to complete the task of sailing from Guam to Hawaii. This melding of cultures and seafaring traditions will help Guam's Ulitao arrive in Hawaii at the Festival of Pacific Arts in 2020.

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