The Coast Miwok and the Bay Miwok lived and traveled in the area of the Carquinez Strait which is named for the Carquin or Karkin Native Americans of the Ohlone Tribe.
In the year 2000, the Kihei Canoe Club of Maui began a project to build a new koa canoe. It began with cutting a koa tree in the forest and hauling it down the slopes of Haleakala. The canoe was carved by Tahitian master canoe builder, Leon “Fafa” Toofa, and members of the Kihei Canoe Club. The finished canoe was named Ku Koa Manutea, White bird, goes swiftly to its point of destination.