Brief History
This island lying half way between Hawaii and Australia was initially discovered by the US Captain Baker, hence the name, in 1832. The Americans actually claimed it until the British claimed it for themselves in 1886. It was mined for its guano deposits. The Americans retook it in 1934 and used it as an air station during World War two, It is currently a wildlife refuge.
baker Map
Map of baker Island
Baker Island
Baker Island World War 2
Links about Baker Island
Our Equatorial Islands
a 1902 article of guano digging by James D. Hague

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