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Modern day lakatoi at the Hiri Moale Festival, a modern celebration of the previous Hiri trade cycle.
Loading a lakatoi at Port Moresby, prior to 1885.
Lakatoi near Elevala Island, prior to 1885.
Papuan lake dwellings with a lakatoi under sail, 1898 or before.
1901 stamp by the British Government depicting a lakatoi.

Lakatoi (also Lagatoi) are double-hulled sailing watercraft of Papua New Guinea[1]. They are named in the Motu language and traditionally used in the Hiri trade cycle.

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  1. ^ "Journal of the Polynesian Society: Front Matter P 1-6". Retrieved 2016-01-19.