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Howland Island

LC control 91005479
Geographic headingHowland Island
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Geographic subdivision usageHowland Island
See alsoIslands of the Pacific
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Found inWork cat.: NUCMC data from Old Dartmouth Hist. Soc. Whaling Mus. Lib. for Howland family. Howland colection, 1797-1890 (Howland Island; in the Pacific)
Lippincott (Howland Island; central Pacific near equator; discovered 1842 by Amer. traders; claimed for U.S., 1857; worked for guano by Amer. and later British companies; in 1930s important as air base; ca. 1620 miles s. of Honolulu, Hawaii)
LC database, Oct. 11, 1991.