Canton Island


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Canton Island:

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, coral atoll, 3.5 sq mi (9 sq km), central Pacific, largest of the Phoenix Islands, which comprise part of Kiribati, c.2,000 mi (3,220 km) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii. Annexed by the British at the end of the 19th cent., the island was also claimed by American guano companies.
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The journey to San Francisco took around 30 flying hours and involved fuel stops at Fiji, Canton Island and Hawaii.