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KON TIKI EXPEDITION

The Kon-Tiki expedition crew waves from the homemade balsa wood and bamboo raft upon arrival in San Francisco, Ca., from the South Pacific, Sept. 29, 1947. From left are, Thor Heyerdahl, leader of expedition; Bengt Danielson; Erik Hesselberg; Torstein Raaby; Herman Watzinger, second in command and designer of the raft; and Knut Haugland. The Norwegian explorers set out from Callao, Peru, to prove Heyerdahl's theory that eary migrations from Americas to Oceania were made by rafts driven by winds and ocean currents. The crew drifted 101 days and 4300 miles to coral reef near Raroia Island in Melanesian group. (AP Photo)

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September 29, 1947 04:00:00 AM
December 03, 2002 01:48:18 PM
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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THOR HEYERDAHL BENGT DANIELSON ERIK HESSELBERG TORSTEIN RAABY HERMAN WATZINGER
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
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