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Howland Island Transportation Profile 2006

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Ports and terminals

none; offshore anchorage only; note - there is one small boat landing area along the middle of the west coast


one airstrip constructed in 1937 for scheduled refueling stop on the round-the-world flight of Amelia EARHART and Fred NOONAN - they left Lae, New Guinea, for Howland Island, but were never seen again; the airstrip is no longer serviceable (2006)

Transportation - note

Earhart Light is a day beacon near the middle of the west coast that was partially destroyed during World War II, but has since been rebuilt; named in memory of famed aviatrix Amelia EARHART

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2006

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