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Midway Islands

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an atoll in the central Pacific, about 2100 km (1300 miles) northwest of Honolulu: annexed by the US in 1867: scene of a decisive battle (June, 1942), in which the US combined fleets destroyed Japan's carrier fleet. Pop: 40 (2013 est). Area: 5 sq km (2 sq miles)
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  • The captain has ordered the cutter to be also fitted for a voyage to the midway islands.

  • This had been used by the contractor's party in hoisting to the scow the blasted coral from the reef, at midway islands.

  • The seal succumb quickly to a blow upon the head, a fact we discovered early in our first visit to the midway islands.

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