Pulusuk

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Pulusuk
Village
Landsat picture of Pulusuk
Landsat picture of Pulusuk
CountryFederated States of Micronesia
StateChuuk
Pulusuk is located in Pacific Ocean
Pulusuk
Pulusuk
Location of Pulusuk in the Pacific Ocean

Pulusuk or Houk Island is a village and municipality in the state of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.[1]

It is a small island that lies at the end of a 55 km (34 mi) long submerged atoll. Pulusuk is part of the Pattiw group, located 244 km (152 mi) to the west of Chuuk.[2]

The first recorded sighting by Europeans was by Spanish naval officer Juan Antonio de Ibargoitia commanding the vessel Filipino in 1799. He charted it as Bartolomé.[3][4][5]

Houk Airfield[edit]

Houk Airfield
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment
OperatorCivil Government
ServesPulusuk
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
044 1,350 410 Concrete

Houk Airfield consists of a paved 1,350 feet (410 m) runway that cuts through the forested south end of the island.[6] The rudimentary airport is not serviced (no passenger terminal, no hangars or no fuel). Caroline Islands Air has chartered flights to the airfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statoids.com, retrieved December 8, 2010
  2. ^ "Oceandots - Houk". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2014-08-23.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Robson, R.W. The Pacific Islands Handbook New York 1946. p.142
  4. ^ Sharp, Andrew The discovery of the Pacific Islands Oxford, 1960, p.183.
  5. ^ Brand, Donald D. The Pacific Basin: A History of its Geographical Explorations The American Geographical Society, New York, 1967, p.141.
  6. ^ https://tci.gov.fm/civilaviation/houk.html

Coordinates: 6°41′23″N 149°18′08″E / 6.6898°N 149.3021°E / 6.6898; 149.3021