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Nature Conservancy Archives


These materials have been donated to the Nature Conservancy, and are included in the archive with their permission. Most are personal effects of residents and visitors. Anything used as part of that collection still under copyright has been included with the publisher's permission.


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Photo Collection: French Yachtie Visitors
In 1984, a group of yachties (leisure sailors who often visit uninhabited or sparsely populated islands) stayed on Palmyra, and were given a guided tour by none other than world famous sailor Bernard Moitessier. There are several significant photos…

Photo Collection: Palmyra under the CAA
For several years, starting in 1948, a small colony of Americans lived on Palmyra under the employ of the CAA (forerunner of the FAA). These photos show the daily life of those residents, including a Christmas gathering, their makeshift "Main…

Palmyra Island School Graduate Certificate for Eugene Norton
During the CAA occupation of Palmyra, a school was setup for the children of the families living and working there. This scan of the first awarded grammar school graduate certificate belonged to Eugene Norton, who went back and visited Palmyra in…

Magazine Article: The Perils of Palmyra
This very detailed and honest account,retells Palmyra's history from the perspective of its longest standing and last private owners, the Fullard-Leo's. Much of it explains the pitfalls of owning and managing a remote Pacific island, wanted by…

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