Gardner Island

Started by Noah Tutak on Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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12/8/2010 at 8:40 AM

This is pretty neat - I just read on Wikipedia that there is a Gardner Island.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganges_(whaler) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikumaroro

"Capt. Joshua Gardner, reportedly on board the whaler Ganges, discovered an island in 1825, located at 4°20' S, 174°22' W, and named it "Gardner's Island". His discovery was reported in the Nantucket Enquirer, December 1827. However, contemporary Joshua Coffin (also reportedly on the Ganges) is sometimes credited with the discovery, naming the island after his ship's owner, Gideon Gardner."

We'll need to find profiles for these three. I don't see one for Gideon Gardner, who was also a US Representative. He'll need to be added! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Gardner
Side note: This is the island where some believe Amelia Earhart spent her final days after crashing on or near the island.

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12/8/2010 at 11:22 AM

I must be a geek because I find this seriously cool. If no one else steps forward and you can give me a starting link to connect to the tree, I'll try to make you some profiles.

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