Boat-Shed Construction at Pitcairn Island

by Pitcairn Island Study Center


Boats used daily to catch fish, a key diet nutrition need, must be protected from frequent storms that lash this tiny isle of "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame. Current shed is completely deteriorated.

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The descendants of the Bounty mutineers on tiny, isolated Pitcairn, midway between Panama and New Zealand in the south Pacific Ocean, must grow their own food. Fish is the main protein source of their diet. They must put to sea to fish part of at least one day a week. Their small boats needed for fishing must be protected from frequent storms. Every one of the 50 persons on Pitcairn will directly benefit from construction of a new boat shed to replace the currently deteriorated one.


With supplies transported more than 3,500 miles to the island from New Zealand the hard-working Pitcairners will construct the boat shed and a concrete retaining wall to protect it from mud slides. All on the island will work on the project.

Long-Term Impact

The Pitcairn boat-shed construction project is tied directly to the present and future health of the Pitcairn islanders. The shed protects the fishing canoes of practically every person on Pitcairn from the frequent storms which afflict the island.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Pitcairn Islands Study Center
Pitcairn Island Web Site

Organization Information

Pitcairn Island Study Center

Location: Angwin, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​​pitcairn/​
Herbert Ford
Project Leader:
Herbert Ford
Angwin, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 19 donors like you, a total of $7,301 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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