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Midway Atoll Maps

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Access Map of Sand Island

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Map shows current roads, trails and beach access areas. The map also illustrates potentially active airport runways and aviation fuel depots that are off limits to visitors for safety reasons.

Most trails and roads bisect the expansive albatross colonies that cover Sand Island. Use this map to find your way around the island and locate the Charlie Barracks hotel, the Clipper House restaurant, historic locations and visitor service areas.

US Naval Station, Midway Island
General Development Map 1967-1968

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A large and detailed map of the Naval Station and its building layout in the 1960s during Midway’s participation in Soviet surveillance using the DEW Line and 3,000-mile-long round-the-clock patrols of Super Constellation Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star airplanes. This was also the period of the Vietnam War. During this time as many as 4,000 personnel and their dependants were stationed on Midway.

The extensive detail provides a sense of the island’s development at the height of the “Cold War.”

This map has been painstakingly repaired and colored by Mr. Bob Smith of Richfield, Minnesota who, at the age of 23, was stationed at Midway from mid-1961 to mid-1962. Photos from his year on Midway can be seen at http://www.smith.mn/midway/.


Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Map
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The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is the single largest conservation area under the US flag and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. It encompasses 139,797 square miles of the Pacific Ocean (105,564 square nautical miles)—an area larger than all the US national parks combined.

Google Maps Satellite View of the Hawaiian Islands
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Sand Island is the inhabited island while Eastern Island has been left strictly as wildlife habitat.

While on the ground, the decaying WWII runways on Eastern Island are often difficult to discern. However, they are quite clear from space!

Tsunami Overwash Map of Midway, March 10–11, 2011
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The approximate extent of the waves during the March 2011 tsunami that hit Midway following the 8.9-magnitude temblor which was centered near the east coast of Japan.

An estimated 110,000 Laysan and black-footed albatross chicks were killed in the overwashed areas, as well as 2,000 adult albatrosses. This number represents approximately twenty percent of the albatross breeding activity on Midway in 2011. Countless Bonin petrels drowned in their subsurface burrows.

The map was created by Pete Leary, USFWS biologist working at Midway National Wildlife Refuge.

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