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    Colnel Meng's Copra Enterprise c.1922

    January 25, 2017

    Colnel Meng, his wife and son set out to Palmyra with four months' worth of provisions. His intention was to test the feasibility of a copra enterprise. Copra is the dried meat of a coconut that can then be used to extract oil. After the ship they were counting on changed course, they were stranded on the island until a passing ocean liner made contact. Below are links for different pieces of their story.

    http://www.fws.gov/refuge/palmyra_atoll/news/Meng.html

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