Baker Island is an uninhabited, unorganized and unincorporated territory of the United States - one of the smallest U. Day beacon with hermit crabs inside. The presence of this rat, kou trees and a few archaeological sites, such as stone paths and pits in which food plants might have been cultivated, suggest that the island was known and visited by Polynesians. Rebuilt May 16th, 1963 by men from the Coast Guard ship Blackhaw, it is currently not maintained and is in disrepair.
The web site is no longer online, but puzzled more than a few armchair travelers. The usual species of sea and migratory birds are on Howland. Both US and British companies mined for guano until about 1890. Or maybe not In the early 2000s, a writer of "alternate histories" put up a web site which presented itself as the official site of the government of the "Republic of Baker Howland and Jarvis", portraying a bustling tourism destination spurred in part by Earhart's celebrated stop here , including a fake CIA World Factbook article providing statistics for the island nation.
Views Read Edit View history. Low-lying, nearly level, sandy, coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef, with a depressed central area. Quick Facts. The web site is no longer online, but puzzled more than a few armchair travelers. A cemetery and remnants of structures from early settlement are located near the middle of the west coast. Views Read Edit View history.
Minor Outlying Islands. Jump to: A variety of the small, grey Polynesian rat is abundant. Only six species of plants can be found on the island. Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!
It was built by "colonists" sent to the island to establish possession claims by the United States. From Wikitravel.
This page was last edited on 31 January 2018, at 02: There are also the usual hermit crabs and insects, and marine life abounds.
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There are scattered patches of Tribulus, and a few small clumps of scrubby trees called Kou Trees. Low, nearly level coral island surrounded by a narrow fringing reef.