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    Here is a short history lesson (copy and pasted) which aids in the mystique of Clipperton atoll. I would urge all Long Range vets to vist this unique and distant fishing destination! And if you do head there I would recommend getting a hold of Jacques Cousteau's documentary about Clipperton "The Island Time forgot".


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    <!-- /jumpto --><!-- bodycontent --><table style="width: 22em; border-spacing: 3px;" class="infobox vcard" cellSpacing="3"><caption class="fn org">Clipperton</caption><tbody><tr><th style="text-align: center; font-size: 125%; font-weight: bold;" colSpan="2"><small>Native name: Île de Clipperton</small></th></tr><tr><td style="text-align: center;" colSpan="2">[​IMG]
    Clipperton Island with lagoon, showing depths in metres.
    </td></tr><tr><th style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(206, 242, 224);" colSpan="2">Geography</th></tr><tr><th style="text-align: left;" scope="row">Location</th><td>Pacific Ocean</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align: left;" scope="row">Coordinates</th><td>[​IMG]10°18&#8242;N 109°13&#8242;W&#65279; / &#65279;10.3°N 109.217°W&#65279; / 10.3; -109.217</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align: left;" scope="row">Archipelago</th><td class="note">None</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align: left;" scope="row">Area</th><td>6 km<sup>2</sup> (2.3 sq mi)</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align: left;" scope="row">Highest elevation</th><td>29 m (95 ft)</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align: left;" scope="row">Highest point</th><td>Clipperton Rock</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(206, 242, 224);" colSpan="2">Country</th></tr><tr><td style="text-align: center;" colSpan="2">Possession of France

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    Location of Clipperton Island in the Pacific Ocean



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    Clipperton Island (French: Île de Clipperton or Île de la Passion) is an uninhabited 9 km<sup>2</sup> (3.5 sq mi) coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean, south-west of Mexico and west of Costa Rica, at [​IMG] WikiMiniAtlas

    10°18&#8242;N 109°13&#8242;W&#65279; / &#65279;10.3°N 109.217°W&#65279; / 10.3; -109.217&#65279; (Clipperton Island)Coordinates: [​IMG]
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    10°18&#8242;N 109°13&#8242;W&#65279; / &#65279;10.3°N 109.217°W&#65279; / 10.3; -109.217&#65279; (Clipperton Island). It is an overseas possession of France under direct authority of the Minister of Overseas France.<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference">[1]</sup>
    Clipperton Island is low-lying and largely barren, save for scattered grasses and a few clumps of coconut palms. A small volcanic outcrop rising to 29 m (95 ft) on its south-east side is referred to as "Clipperton Rock".<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference">[2]</sup> The atoll has been occupied at various times by guano miners, would-be settlers or military personnel, mostly from Mexico, which formerly claimed it until international arbitration awarded it to France in 1931. Clipperton has had no permanent inhabitants since 1945. It is still visited on occasion by fishermen, French Navy patrols, scientific researchers, film crews, and shipwreck survivors. It has been a popular site for transmissions by ham radio operators.<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference">[3]</sup>

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    </td></tr></tbody></table>[edit] Environment

    [edit] Location, lagoon and climate

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    Coconut palms on Clipperton; the lagoon is visible beyond the trees


    Clipperton Island lies about 945 km (587 mi; 510 nmi) south-east of Socorro Island in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, the nearest land. The ring-shaped atoll completely encloses a stagnant freshwater lagoon, and is 12 km (7.5 mi) in circumference. The island's rim averages 150 m (490 ft) in width, though it reaches 400 m (1,300 ft) in the west and narrows to 45 m (148 ft) in the north-east, where sea waves occasionally spill over into the lagoon. Land elevations average 2 m (6.6 ft), though Clipperton Rock, a barren 29 m (95 ft) volcanic outcrop located in the atoll's south-east, is considerably higher and forms the island's tallest point. The reef surrounding Clipperton is exposed at low tide.<sup id="cite_ref-ClippertonIsland_4-0" class="reference">[4]</sup>
    Clipperton's lagoon is devoid of fish, and contains some deep basins with depths of &#8722;43 and &#8722;22 m (&#8722;141.1 and &#8722;72.2 ft), including a spot known as Trou-Sans-Fond, or "the bottomless hole", with acidic water at its base. The water is described as being almost fresh at the surface, and highly eutrophic. Seaweed beds cover approximately 45 percent of the lagoon's surface.<sup id="cite_ref-ClippertonIsland_4-1" class="reference">[4]</sup>
    While some sources have rated the lagoon water as non-potable,<sup id="cite_ref-5" class="reference">[5]</sup> testimony from the crew of the tuna clipper M/V Monarch, stranded on Clipperton for 23 days in 1962 after their boat sank, indicates otherwise. Their report reveals that the lagoon water, while not tasting very good, was drinkable, though "muddy and dirty". Several of the castaways drank it, with no apparent ill effects.<sup id="cite_ref-6" class="reference">[6]</sup> In contrast, however, survivors of the ill-fated Mexican military colony on Clipperton in 1917 (see below) indicated that they were dependent upon rain for their water supply, catching it in several old boats they used for this purpose.<sup id="cite_ref-7" class="reference">[7]</sup> Aside from the lagoon and water caught from rain, no other freshwater sources are known to exist on the island.
    Clipperton Island has a tropical oceanic climate, with average temperatures of 20&#8211;32 °C (68&#8211;90 °F). The rainy season occurs from May to October, when it is subject to tropical storms and hurricanes. Surrounding ocean waters are warm, pushed by equatorial and counter-equatorial currents. The island has no known natural resources, its guano having been depleted early in the 20th century. Although 115 species of fish have been identified in the waters near Clipperton the only economic activity in the area is tuna fishing.
    [edit] Flora and fauna

    When Snodgrass and Heller visited Clipperton in 1898, they reported that "no land plant is native to the island".<sup id="cite_ref-8" class="reference">[8]</sup> Other historical accounts from 1711, 1825 and 1839, however, point out that the island had a low grassy or suffrutescent (partially woody) flora during those periods (Sachet, 1962). Coconut palms were introduced in the 1890s and a few still survive. Introduction of pigs by guano miners at the beginning of the 20th century reduced the crab population on the island, which in turn allowed grassland to gradually cover about 80 percent of the land surface (Sachet, 1962). The elimination of these pigs in 1958 has caused most of this vegetation to disappear as millions of crabs (Gecarcinus planatus)<sup id="cite_ref-9" class="reference">[9]</sup> have returned. The result is that Clipperton is now virtually a sandy desert, with only 674 remaining palms counted by C. Jost during the "Passion 2001" French mission, and five islets in the lagoon with grass that these terrestrial crabs cannot reach.
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    Location of Clipperton Island


    During Sachet's visit in 1958, Clipperton's vegetation was found to consist of a sparse cover of spiny grass and low thickets, a creeping plant (Ipomoea sp.), and stands of coconut palm. This low-lying herbaceous flora seems to be pioneer in nature, and most of it is believed to be composed of recently introduced species. Sachet suspected that Heliotropium curassavicum and possibly Portulaca oleracea were native, however (Sachet 1962). On the north-west side of the island, the most abundant species are Cenchrus echinatus, Sida rhombifolia, and Corchorus aestuans. These plants compose a shrub cover up to 30 cm in height and are intermixed with Eclipta, Phyllanthus, and Solanum, as well as a taller plant, Brassica juncea. One interesting feature observed about Clipperton Island's flora is that the vegetation is arranged in parallel rows of species; dense rows of taller species alternate with lower, more open vegetation. This was assumed to be a result of the phosphate mining method of trench-digging.<sup id="cite_ref-ClippertonIsland_4-2" class="reference">[4]</sup>
    The only land animals known to exist on Clipperton Island are bright-orange crabs (which are poisonous to consume), birds, lizards and rats, the last of which seem to have arrived from recently wrecked ships.<sup id="cite_ref-ClippertonIsland_a_10-0" class="reference">[10]</sup> Bird species include White Terns, Masked Boobies, Sooty Terns, Brown Boobies, Brown Noddies, Black Noddies, Greater Frigates, Coots, Martins, Cuckoos and Yellow Warblers. Ducks have been reported in the lagoon.<sup id="cite_ref-ClippertonIsland_4-3" class="reference">[4]</sup> The island has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because of the large breeding colony of Masked Boobies, with 110,000 individual birds recorded.<sup id="cite_ref-11" class="reference">[11]</sup> The lagoon harbours millions of isopods, which swimmers claim can deliver a painful sting.<sup id="cite_ref-12" class="reference">[12]</sup>
    A recent report (2006) by the NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, indicates that the increased rat presence on Clipperton Island has led to a decline in both crab and bird populations, causing a corresponding increase in both vegetation and coconut palms on the island. This report urgently recommended eradication of all the rats on the island so that vegetation might be reduced and the island might return to its "pre-human" state.<sup id="cite_ref-ClippertonIsland_a_10-1" class="reference">[10]</sup>
    [edit] History

    [edit] Discovery and early claims

    The name Île de la Passion (English: Passion Island) was officially given to Clipperton in 1711 by French discoverers Martin de Chassiron and Michel Du Bocage, commanding the French ships La Princesse and La Découverte. They drew up the first map of the island and annexed it to France. The first scientific expedition to Clipperton took place in 1725 under Frenchman M. Bocage, who lived on the island for several months. In 1858 France formally laid claim to Clipperton.
    Clipperton's name comes from John Clipperton, an English pirate and privateer who fought the Spanish during the early 18th century, and who is said to have passed by the island. Some sources say he used it as a base for his raids on shipping, yet there is no documentary evidence for this assertion.<sup id="cite_ref-13" class="reference">[13]</sup>
    Other claimants included the United States, whose American Guano Mining Company claimed it under the Guano Islands Act of 1856; Mexico also claimed Clipperton due to activities undertaken there as early as 1848&#8211;1849. On November 17, 1858, Emperor Napoleon III annexed Clipperton as part of the French colony of Tahiti. This did not settle the question of Clipperton's ownership. On November 24, 1897, French naval authorities found three Americans on Clipperton working for the American Guano Company, who had raised the American flag on the island. U.S. authorities denounced their act, assuring the French that they did not intend to assert American sovereignty over Clipperton.<sup id="cite_ref-14" class="reference">[14]</sup>
    Mexico reasserted its claim over Clipperton Island late in the 19th century, and on December 13, 1897, sent the gunboat La Democrata to occupy and annex it. A colony was established, and a series of military governors were posted to Clipperton from that time, the last of whom would be Ramón Arnaud (1906&#8211;1916). France insisted on its ownership of Clipperton, and a lengthy diplomatic correspondence between the two nations led to the conclusion of a treaty on March 2, 1909, to seek the arbitration of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, with each nation promising to abide by that monarch's final determination.<sup id="cite_ref-15" class="reference">[15]</sup> His decision would not be rendered until 1931.
    [edit] Guano mining and the tragedy of 1917

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    Survivors from Clipperton Island, 1917


    The British Pacific Island Company acquired the rights to Clipperton's guano deposits in 1906 and built a mining settlement on the island in conjunction with the Mexican government. That same year, a lighthouse was erected under the orders of President Porfirio Díaz. By 1914 around 100 people&#8212;men, women, and children&#8212;were living on Clipperton Island, resupplied every two months by a ship from Acapulco. With the escalation of fighting in the Mexican Revolution, the regular resupply visits ceased, and the island's inhabitants were left to their own devices.<sup id="cite_ref-16" class="reference">[16]</sup> The US Navy warship Lexington visited the atoll in late 1915 and advised evacuation of all inhabitants, but the governor, Captain Arnaud, declared that evacuation was not necessary.<sup id="cite_ref-clippertonproject_17-0" class="reference">[17]</sup>
    By 1917 all but one of the males on Clipperton had died. Many had perished from scurvy, while others (including Captain Arnaud) died during an attempt to sail after a passing ship to fetch help. Lighthouse keeper Victoriano Álvarez ultimately found himself the last man alive on the island, together with 15 women and children.<sup id="cite_ref-Travel_Blog_18-0" class="reference">[18]</sup> Álvarez proclaimed himself "king" and began an orgy of rape and murder, before being killed by Tirza Rendon, who had become the recipient of his unwanted attention.<sup id="cite_ref-clippertonproject_17-1" class="reference">[17]</sup> Almost immediately after Álvarez's death four women and seven children (the last survivors) were picked up by the US Navy gunship Yorktown on July 18, 1917.<sup id="cite_ref-clippertonproject_17-2" class="reference">[17]</sup> No more attempts were made to permanently colonize Clipperton Island, though it would be briefly occupied during the 1930s and '40s.
    The tragic tale of the Mexican colony on Clipperton Island has been the subject of several novels, including Ivo Mansmann's Clipperton, Schicksale auf einer vergessenen Insel ("Clipperton, Destinies on a Forgotten Island"); ISBN 3-354-00709-5 (in German, no English translation available) and Colombian writer Laura Restrepo's La Isla de la Pasión in Spanish.<sup id="cite_ref-19" class="reference">[19]</sup>
    [edit] Final arbitration of ownership

    On January 28, 1931, King Victor Emanuel finally declared Clipperton to be a French possession.<sup id="cite_ref-20" class="reference">[20]</sup> The French rebuilt the island's lighthouse and settled a military outpost which remained for seven years before being abandoned.
    [edit] Recent developments

    Clipperton Island was abandoned by the end of World War II after being briefly occupied by the US (1944&#8211;45). Since then it has only been visited by sport fishermen, regularly scheduled patrols of the French Navy, and by Mexican tuna and shark fishermen. There have been infrequent scientific and amateur radio expeditions, and in 1978 Jacques-Yves Cousteau visited with his team of divers and a survivor from the 1917 evacuation to film a television special called Clipperton: The Island that Time Forgot.<sup id="cite_ref-21" class="reference">[21]</sup>
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    The Brown Booby


    Clipperton was visited by ornithologist Ken Stager of the Los Angeles County Museum in 1958. Appalled at the depredations visited by feral pigs upon the island's Brown Booby and Masked Booby colonies (reduced to 500 and 150 birds, respectively), Stager procured a shotgun and proceeded to hunt down and kill all of Clipperton Island's 58 pigs. By 2003 the Booby colonies on Clipperton boasted 25,000 Brown Boobies and 112,000 Masked Boobies, making the atoll the world's second-largest Brown Booby colony and its largest Masked Booby colony.<sup id="cite_ref-ClippertonIsland_a_10-2" class="reference">[10]</sup>
    The independence of Algeria in 1962 threatened French nuclear testing sites within that nation. The French Ministry of Defence considered Clipperton as a possible replacement location. This was eventually ruled out due to the island's hostile climate and remote location. The French explored reopening the lagoon and developing a harbor for trade and tourism during the 1970s but this idea, too, was ultimately abandoned. An automatic weather installation was completed on April 7, 1980, with data collected by this station being transmitted directly by satellite to Brittany.
    In 1981 the Academy of Sciences for Overseas Territories recommended that the island have its own economic infrastructure, with an airstrip and a fishing port in the lagoon. This would mean opening up the lagoon by creating a passage in the atoll rim. For this purpose, an agreement was signed with the French government, represented by the High Commissioner for French Polynesia, whereby Clipperton became French state property. On October 13, 1986, a meeting took place regarding the establishment of a permanent base for fishing at Clipperton, between the high commissioner of French Polynesia, representing the state, and the survey firm for the development and exploitation of the island (SEDEIC). Taking into account the economic constraints, the distance from markets, and the small size of the atoll, nothing apart from preliminary studies was ever undertaken to carry out this project. All plans for development of Clipperton were finally abandoned.
    [edit] Castaways

    In early 1962 (as mentioned above) Clipperton provided a home to nine crewmen of the sunken tuna clipper MV Monarch, who were stranded on the island for 23 days from February 6 to March 1. They reported that the lagoon water was drinkable, though they preferred to drink water from the coconuts they found. Unable to use any of the dilapidated buildings remaining on the island from previous occupants, they constructed a crude shelter from cement bags and tin salvaged from Quonset huts built by the American military twenty years earlier. Wood from the huts was used for firewood, and fish caught off the fringing reef combined with some potatoes and onions they had saved from their sinking vessel to augment the island's meager (as it turned out) supply of coconuts. The crewmen reported that they tried eating bird's eggs, but found them to be rancid, and they decided after trying to cook a "little black bird" that it did not have enough meat to make the effort worthwhile. Pigs that had previously inhabited Clipperton had been eradicated, though the crewmen reported seeing their skeletons around the atoll. The crewmen were eventually discovered by another fishing boat and rescued by the United States Navy destroyer USS Robison.<sup id="cite_ref-22" class="reference">[22]</sup>
    In 1988, five Mexican fishermen became lost at sea after a storm during their trip along the coast of Costa Rica. They drifted within sight of Clipperton but were unable to reach it.<sup id="cite_ref-23" class="reference">[23]</sup> Steven Longbaugh and David Heritage, two American deckhands from a fishing boat based in California, were stranded on the island for three weeks in 1998. They were rescued after rebuilding a survival radio and using distress flares to signal for help.<sup id="cite_ref-24" class="reference">[24]</sup>
    [edit] Recent history

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    Satellite image of Clipperton Island


    The Mexican and French oceanographic expedition SURPACLIP (UNAM Mexico and UNC Nouméa) made extensive studies in 1997 on and around the island. In 2001, French geographer Ch. Jost extended the 1997 studies through his French "Passion 2001" expedition, explaining the evolution of the ecosystem, and releasing several papers, a video film, and a website.<sup id="cite_ref-25" class="reference">[25]</sup> In 2003 Lance Milbrand<sup id="cite_ref-26" class="reference">[26]</sup> stayed on the island for 41 days on a National Geographic Society expedition, recording his adventure in video, photos, and a written diary (see links below).
    In 2005, Clipperton's ecosystem was extensively studied for four months by a scientific mission organized by Jean-Louis Étienne, which made a complete inventory of mineral, plant, and animal species found on the atoll, studied algae as deep as 100 m (330 ft) below sea level, and examined the effects of pollution on the island. A 2008 expedition from the University of Washington's School of Oceanography collected sediment cores from the lagoon to study climate change over the last millennium.<sup id="cite_ref-27" class="reference">[27]</sup>
    On February 21, 2007, the administration of Clipperton was transferred from the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia to the Minister of Overseas France.<sup id="cite_ref-28" class="reference">[28]</sup>
    A recreational scuba diving expedition by the luxury liveaboard safari boat M/V Nautilus Explorer dove the reefs around Clipperton from April 15 to 20, 2007 to observe the marine life and compare these observations with those reported by the Connie Limbaugh (Scripps) expeditions in 1956 and 1958. Commencing in 2010, the Nautilus Explorer will be running diving expeditions from Cabo San Lucas to Clipperton Atoll via Socorro Island every spring.
    During the night of February 10, 2010, the Sichem Osprey, a Maltese chemical tanker, ran aground on Clipperton Island on its way from the Panama Canal to South Korea. The 170-metre (560 ft) ship contained xylene, a clear, flammable volatile liquid commonly used as a solvent in rubber, leather and the printing industries. All 19 crew members were reported safe, and the vessel reported no leaks of any kind.<sup id="cite_ref-29" class="reference">[29]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-30" class="reference">[30]</sup> The vessel was eventually refloated on March 6<sup id="cite_ref-31" class="reference">[31]</sup> and is back in service.<sup id="cite_ref-32" class="reference">[32]</sup>
    In mid-March 2012 the crew from The Clipperton Project <sup id="cite_ref-33" class="reference">[33]</sup> noted the widespread presence of trash on the island, particularly on the northeast shore and around the Rock. Debris including plastic bottles and containers create a potentially harmful environment to its flora and fauna.
    This trash is common to only two beaches of Clipperton (North East and South West) and the rest of the island is fairly clean. Other trash have been left over after the occupation of the island by the Americans in 1944-45, the French in 1966-69, the Etienne expedition on 2004-2005 and the 2008 Scientific and DX expedition. The video [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK6aWsjFG7U[/ame] shows that most beaches were clean on January 2012.
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    Great read Spike
     
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    Yeah, good old Lance....... We picked him up aboard the RR3 actually 2 days early due to a low category hurricane approaching. Lance, and all his stuff plus 41 days of trash was hualed off by me and the rest of the crew. Good guy, I wouldn't call him a tree hugger, but maybe a tree humper, he's hardcore. But that's just me still bent about not getting any credit for the final shot as the he leaves the Island in his skiff and drives off in the distance........... leaving my ass behind to get the shot! And then the waves came, I had to swim out of the cut out reef, camera in tow, No credit.........
     
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    Spike, the last time I saw you you were swimming in the drink with a Skipjack in tow LOL
     
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    Pretty rad, the whole thing is about an hour, and it does show Lance getting corn holed by a YFT. The other camera guy was on the RP when they dropped LAnce off, stayed with him for a few days while the RP fished, then left with the boat, returning with us aboard the RR3. 41 days solo on Clipperton, pretty amazing, he was pretty beat and tired once he got on with us.
     
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    Cool stuff Spike! My bucket list fo sho
     
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    Shogun is heading down there now for 30 days with some sort of expedition aboard.
     
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    I was on the RP trip that dropped Lance off... we we betting on how long he would last on the atoll. The joke we had was the following.. We suggested that we divide a map of the atoll into 25 sections.. We would place bets on where the Rooster would find his dessicated body in 4 weeks.. He did not appreciate the humour. We thought that as he did not appear to be that prepared for that length of stay. I believe he only brought around 20 gallons of water, no desalinator, no solar still He told us he would rely on rainfall for most of his water.. "What if it does not rain, we asked ? he just shrugged"

    he was an interesting character .. The happiest guy we saw on that trip was his cameraman. We dropped them off, then 3 or 4 days later we picked up the camera man for the trip home.. We watched in awe as he sat at a table in the salon and ate close to an entire watermelon followed by 10 cups of water... He was very happy he would not be spending the next month with lance.

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    I was talking to Bruce Smith about my annual chater on Sunday and he told me he was headed out the next day to the Island, he sounded way excited.... I can now see why....

    Thanks Spike for the read.....

    One day when I grow up and become a long ranger, I will get there!:2gunsfiring_v1::2gunsfiring_v1::2gunsfiring_v1::2gunsfiring_v1:
     
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    Yolo Outcasts

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    Jeff...watch that video in post #6 you might be in it. They are discussing how you guys were going to divide up the island into squares, sell the squares, and the winner gets the money when they find his body on that square. Its on the tape in the RP galley, Darryl is sitting there I think in his usual place...

    http://www.milbrandcinema.com/articles/xtreme_alone.pdf
     
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    The map of it reminds me of another place I visited on my honeymoon - Fanning Island in the nation of Kirabati. Looks just like it. That place, also, had amazing fishing from what the locals told me. I hope to return to fish it someday. Most primative place I've ever been.
     
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    That was dynamite. Thanks for sharing,
     
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    spike Well-Known "Member"

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    Anyone Know when the Shogun is due back to SD?
     
  16. Corndog

    Corndog Landlocked

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    Awesome read Spike!
     
  17. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Although Wikipedia is silent on the subject, there is an episode of "Gilligan's Island" where the castaways attach a map to a seagull's leg in an attempt to summon rescuers.
    The map is shown on-camera briefly, with a big "X" very close to where Clipperton is located.
     

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