Collection Item Summary:
"Railroad on Peale [sic] (Wake Island) (But it is on Wilkes Island) on Wake." Lagoon end of improvised railroad constructed across Wilkes Islet to move materiel from the landing point on the ocean side of the island to the Wake lagoon for transport to the new seaplane station being built on Peale Islet, visible on the horizon. Photograph made in May 1935 during Pan American Airways base construction operations at Wake Island, supported by the freighter SS North Haven.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Aeronautics, Commercial