Describes the daily life and trials of a couple and single man living on Palmyra, working to establish a copra plantation. Includes various details about visiting ships, living conditions, and a letter from Mrs. Meng to a friend.
For several years, starting in 1948, a small colony of Americans lived on Palmyra under the employ of the CAA (forerunner of the FAA). These photos show a visit to the colony by the atoll's owners, the Fullard-Leo family.
Video taken during Roger Lextrait's time as caretaker of Palmyra. Showcases his daily routine, animal companions and what he loves about the atoll. Beautiful footage of the island just a few years prior to its purchase by the nature conservancy.