Kennedy Island

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Kennedy Island
Kennedy Island is located in Pacific Ocean
Kennedy Island
Kennedy Island
Location of Kennedy Island in the Pacific Ocean

Kennedy Island (colloquially known as Plum Pudding Island, though the correct local name is Kasolo Island) is an island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy. It was on this island that Lt. John F. Kennedy aided his injured crew after his boat, the PT-109, was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri in World War II. Two American sailors died in the incident.

Kennedy Island lies 15 minutes by boat from Gizo, the provincial capital of the Solomon Islands' Western Province. The island was recently acquired by Solomon Islands Resorts, and day trips can be arranged to visit the island from the Gizo Hotel. The island is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Gizo Island and can be seen and reached by kayak from Fatboys Resort.

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Coordinates: 8°6′46″S 156°54′20″E / 8.11278°S 156.90556°E / -8.11278; 156.90556