> Building things on an island is vastly more expensive than you
> probably imagined. Everything (!everything!) you need for building,
> with the possible exception of sand for concrete (and coral sand
> may be too salty or too limestone rich to meet structural 'crete
> requirements) must be brought in from somewhere else.
One time-honored technique (used by Columbus among others) is to wreck
your boat on the island and then salvage it for building
materials. Wooden boats are particularly convenient for this purpose.
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