PALMYRA PICTURE GALLERY
The images on this Web site
were taken by members of The Nature Conservancy on Palmyra and have been very kindly provided by James Sinnott.
These aerial pictures
represent a rare and important photographic record of
- Looking south across the lagoon with
the old runway at left centre.
- Three islands were joined together to
make the runway which was 6,000
- feet long and bearing 060. The dark
blue in the lagoon was where the sand
- was dredged to join the islands
together and made an area for seaplanes to land.
- Again looking south with a better view
of the runway.
- Most of the quarters, mess hall and
NATS hotel were on this island.
Looking southeast over the runway. James
Sinnott once called the small islands in the upper right home
- Looking almost due west showing the
islands on the southern rim.
- The only entrance to the lagoon was at
the western end of the southern islands
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