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25th April 2009, 09:56 PM
Ebeye Island (Port of entry)
GPS: 08°05.39′N, 167°44.25′E

Ebeye is the most populous island of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, as well as the center for Marshallese culture in the Ralik Chain of the archipelago. Settled on only 80 acres (360,000 m˛) of land, it has a population of more than 12,000. With crowded living conditions, an inadequate school system, and scarce clean water, Ebeye has been known by the unofficial and unfortunate title of "Slum of the Pacific." This term, however, is often made in comparison to the affluent and relatively luxuriously subsidized lifestyle of nearby Kwajalein island, home to a major United States Army installation populated by only about 1,500 individuals—American and (some) Marshallese civilian contractors and their families.

Despite this, for many who reside on Ebeye, though crowded and often politically tense, this tightly-knit and very diverse community from all over the Marshall Islands is also considered a vibrant, urban melting pot.

Ebeye Island on the World Cruising Wiki - HERE (http://www.cruiserlog.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ebeye_Island)

Does anyone have any information on the port, marinas, anchorages, etc., to share?