Tern Island, part of French Frigate Shoals, was formed into a runway to serve as a refueling stop for planes en route to Midway during World War II. Some of the buildings, runway and the original seawall still remain.

Tern Island, part of French Frigate Shoals, was formed into a runway to serve as a refueling stop for planes en route to Midway during World War II. Some of the buildings, runway and the original seawall still remain. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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