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The following photographs were found on the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's website, and their original captions are left undisturbed here. They were taken in November of 1968 by Dr. James P. McVey from the NOAA Sea Grant Program. Men
Men's meeting house presided over by island chief

The road servicing the two cars on the island.
The road servicing the two cars on the island.

A member of the NOAA team viewing the copra drying operations.
A member of the NOAA team viewing the copra drying operations.

Man-made canal built for moving coconuts to the drying sheds.
Man-made canal built for moving coconuts to the drying sheds.

Traversing the man-made freshwater canal.
Traversing the man-made freshwater canal.

A view of the jungle adjacent to the freshwater canal.
A view of the jungle adjacent to the freshwater canal.

Traversing the man-made freshwater canal.
Traversing the man-made freshwater canal.

Village site along man-made freshwater canal.
Village site along man-made freshwater canal.

Native workers traversing the freshwater canal system.
Native workers traversing the freshwater canal system.

Micronesian workers traversing the freshwater canal system.
Micronesian workers traversing the freshwater canal system.

Additionally, Dr. Julian Sachs' team from Washington University in Seattle visited Teraina in 2005. They took photographs as well, which can be viewed on their website or below. Once again I have left the original captions in place.

Washington Island & RAIN!
Washington Island & RAIN!

The Landing
The Landing

Our greeters
Our greeters

Local Help Abounds
Local Help Abounds

Coring a Bog
Coring a Bog

We Love Sediment!
We Love Sediment!

Kitchen in our hotel
Kitchen in our 'hotel'.

Beach behind our lodge
Beach behind our lodge

The Canal
The Canal

Another Canal shot
Another Canal shot

Towing the coring gear up the canal
Towing the coring gear up the canal

Measuring Wash. Lk. Physical & Chemical Properties
Measuring Wash. Lk. Physical & Chemical Properties

Collecting Rain Samples
Collecting Rain Samples

We Love Sediment! (Again)
We Love Sediment! (Again)

Washington Lake
Washington Lake

Washington Lake
Canal Tea flows to the Sea

Departing Washington Island
Departing Washington Island

The Surf at the Landing
The Surf at the Landing

4° 41' N, 160° 22' W