Howland Island Transportation - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Ports and harbors none; offshore anchorage only; note - there is one small boat landing area along the middle of the west coast
Airports 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
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
NOTE: The information regarding Howland Island on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Howland Island Transportation 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Howland Island Transportation 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.