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      An outrigger dugout, Mariana Islands, from a print in the London Science Museum, given as circa 1685, could be a few years later, but definitely late C17th.

      Inscription reads: "Mr Nichols's Draught of the Ladrone Boat or Proe described by captain Dampier in the first volume of his voyages p. 298 in use with the Natives of Guam, one of the Ladrone Islands - from the Model built by Mr Philips, One of the officers of the Navy."


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