She was lost on 6 March 1830 on her fifth whaling voyage. Currently there are about 5,300 people on Kiritimati, 1,800 on Tabuaeran, and 2,000 on Teraina (formerly Washington Island) for a total of 9,100 on the Kiribatese portion. Lord Byron, commanding the British warship HMS Blonde, was returning to London from a special mission to Honolulu to repatriate the remains of the Hawaiian royal couple, King Kamehameha II and Queen Kamāmalu who had died of measles while trying to visit King George IV. [10] In 2014 the Kiribati government established a 12-nautical-mile fishing exclusion zone around each of the southern Line Islands: Caroline (commonly called Millennium), Flint, Vostok, Malden, and Starbuck. The Line Islands, Teraina Islands or Equatorial Islands are a chain of atolls and coral islands. On August 7, 1896 the Norwegian ship "Seladon" was wrecked against the barrier. Its area is 57 hectares. These occasionally dry up, and are said to be dangerous to approach: one worker during th… [11], Ruined wall from 19th-century guano settlement on Starbuck Island, Largely barren interior of Starbuck Island, http://www.unep-wcmc.org/sites/wetlands/starbuck.htm, http://www.janeresture.com/kiribati_line/starbuck.htm, http://www.theoceanadventure.com/NemoIE03/DAY18Nemo.html, "Central Polynesian tropical moist forests", "Treaty of friendship between the United States of America and the Republic of Kiribati", "Status report for Kiribati's coral reefs", "A World Apart – The Southern Line Islands", National Geographic - Southern Line Islands Expedition, 2014, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Starbuck_Island&oldid=988298277, Pacific islands claimed under the Guano Islands Act, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 09:30. Located at 5°38′30″S155°52′40″W / 5.64167°S 155.87778°W / -5.64167; -155.87778 Coordinates: 5°38′30″S155°52′40″W / 5.64167°S 155.87778°W / -5.64167; -155.87778 , and measuring 8.9 kilometres (5.5 miles) east-to-west and 3.5 kilometres (2.2 miles) north-to-south, Starbuck Island has a land area of 1,620 hectares (4,003 acres). Starbuck Island is 5.5 miles long and 3.5 miles wide, and is not exactly at the end of the Earth, but you can see it from there. Population: 4.884 Million Sorry, Alabama; that's only one Starbucks for every 57,459 residents. The lagoon is entirely enclosed by land, though it is connected to the sea by underground channels, and is quite salty. Its nearest neighbor is Howland Island, 42 mi (68 km) to the north-northwest; both have been claimed as territories of the United States since 1857, though the United Kingdom considered them part of the British Empire between 1897 and 1936. [11] Photo gallery Annual yearly rainfall averages approximately 800 mm (31.5 in). Kingman Reef is largely submerged and Filippo Reef is shown on some maps, although its existence is doubted. On this same voyage, Captain Starbuck charted another island and named it Starbuck Island. Located at 5°38′30″S 155°52′40″W / 5.64167°S 155.87778°W / -5.64167; -155.87778Coordinates: 5°38′30″S 155°52′40″W / 5.64167°S 155.87778°W / -5.64167; -155.87778, and measuring 8.9 kilometres (5.5 miles) east-to-west and 3.5 kilometres (2.2 miles) north-to-south, Starbuck Island has a land area of 1,620 hectares (4,003 acres). As America’s largest purchase panel, we capture 1 in every 500 shopping trips. Niulakita has a population of 34. [3], The island boasts a large colony of sooty terns, estimated at 1.5 million pairs, together with Polynesian rats, feral cats, green turtles, and around fifteen other species of seabirds. Admiral George Anson Byron, 7th Baron Byron was a British nobleman, naval officer, peer, politician, and the seventh Baron Byron, in 1824 succeeding his cousin the poet George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron in that peerage. The population was 2,620 at the 2010 census. The French Frigate Shoals are about 487 nautical miles northwest of Honolulu. Ducie Island is an uninhabited atoll in the Pitcairn Islands. Former names include "Barren Island", "Coral Queen Island", "Hero Island", "Low Island", and "Starve Island". The captain of this ship, the future contre-admiral Albert Des Portes, who stayed 35 days with his crew on the atoll before being rescued and coming back to France with all the members, finally found the right geographical location of the island. 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