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Howland Island:
Communications & Transportation

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Airports
Definition - World rank and map
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)
Ports and terminals
Definition
none; offshore anchorage only; note - there is one small boat landing area along the middle of the west coast
Transportation - note
Definition
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


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