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    Howland Island Transportation 1997

      Ports and harbors none; offshore anchorage only; note - there is one boat landing areaalong the middle of the west coast

      Airports airstrip constructed in 1937 for scheduled refueling stop on the round-the-worldflight of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan - they left Lae, New Guinea, forHowland Island, but were never seen again; the airstrip is no longer serviceable

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

      NOTE: The information regarding Howland Island on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Howland Island Transportation 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Howland Island Transportation 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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