Île Saint-Paul

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     Île Saint-Paul is part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories with an area of 2.3 square miles. It is located at 38ș43′19″ S, 77ș31′ 44″E. Fairview, Colorado in the United States is the antipodes. The island is the top of an inactive volcano. It is uninhabited and is used for occasional short term scientific or ecological research.
     The island was discovered in 1559 by Portuguese sailors. The first landing, however, was not until 1696. In 1928 a cannery was established on the island. It went bankrupt in 1931 and seven employees were left stranded on the island until 1934 when two survivors were rescued.

SCN 398

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