Motu Iti (Marquesas Islands)

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Motu Iti

Motu Iti (sometimes also called Hatu Iti) is one of the northern Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Located west-northwest from Nuku Hiva, Motu Iti is the site of extensive seabird rookeries.

Motu Iti is administratively part of the commune (municipality) of Nuku-Hiva, itself in the administrative subdivision of the Marquesas Islands.

History[edit]

In 1814, four sailors from an American ship were stranded on the rocky island. One survived for three years until being rescued by a passing ship.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American seaman brought away from a desert rock after three years residence on it". The Analectic Magazine. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas. 10: 427–428. 1817. Retrieved 2016-01-08. 

Coordinates: 8°40′48″S 140°37′00″W / 8.68000°S 140.61667°W / -8.68000; -140.61667