The remains of the former village are located at Benson Point, near the southern entrance to the large lagoon which dominates the western half of the island. Though only a short distance from London, the principal settlement on Kiritimati, the lagoon and its entrance channels actually place it a long distance away from present-day habitation. Also, as there is no good anchorage at the southern lagoon entrance, this relative lack of easy access probably led to the village being abandoned in favor of London.
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