January 26, 2004

Atoll, a toll it took


Cassie asks in comments to the "Old Friends" post below, "where is Kwajalein?" Well, here's a map of the Pacific showing Amelia Earhart's flight path in 1937. You can find the Federated States of Micronesia, including Kwajalein, to the immediate northeast of her departure point. If you click on the map, you'll see several sites where plane wreckage has been found, and you'll also see Kwajalein specifically identified on the map. To the far northeast are the Hawaiian islands, roughly 2500 miles away. It's about a five-hour flight from Honolulu.

Here's a little more information from the World Atlas, and here's a nice chart of the atoll itself, including niceties like land area (small, trust me!).

Posted by Linkmeister at January 26, 2004 04:25 PM

Thanks. You sure do know a lot of "stuff"


Posted by: cassie-b at February 2, 2004 11:44 AM