Howland Island Communications - 1990
SOURCE: 1990 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
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
Ports: none; offshore anchorage only, one boat landing area along the middle of the west coast
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 in
memory of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart
NOTE: The information regarding Howland Island on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Howland Island Communications 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Howland Island Communications 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.