The sea water is the wonderful part. It is warm, 80 degrees, limpid, clear and incredibly blue. Each degree of sunlight gives it another shade of blue and it is so clear one can see bottom plainly at 60 ft. depth. And full of fish of all colors and shapes.
Harry to Katherine, Wake Island, January 10, 1941
Building for War
More About Bonnie Gilbert
History opens new doors all the time if you go knocking. I chose history as my academic focus years ago, have an MA in history, and teach college history courses, so I have been knocking on those doors a long time.
My M.O. is: open your eyes and mind to the past, recognize new perspectives in history, and reconsider the present in new light. History does matter.Read More
Recent Blog Posts
May 10, 2013 |
A group of dedicated and determined radio operators are headed for Wake Island in early October 2013 for a rare...
April 25, 2013 |
When it comes to drawing a map of a place, Wake Island is about as easy as it gets. The small Pacific atoll is...
April 12, 2013 |
Among the ninety-eight Americans murdered by the Japanese on Wake Island in 1943 was the civilian doctor, Lawton...
April 1, 2013 |
For a small atoll of less than four square miles total land mass, Wake Island has a lot of beach. Together Wake,...