Wotje Atoll

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Number of Islets: 75 Population: 859 (2011) Land Area: 3.16 square miles Lagoon Area: 241.06 square miles Yacht permit fee: $50 Mayor: Ota Kisino

Wotje is known as the garden atoll of the Marshalls. The atoll has a high school (Northern Islands High School), which is attended by students from nearby atolls. It also has a small power station, managed by the Marshalls Energy Company. Wotje, like its neighbor Maloelap, was a major Japanese base during World War II. Walking around the main island is like walking through a history book, with shells scattered on the ground and strafing on the cement walls of bunkers and generator buildings. Large guns are scattered around the island. There are also a number of wrecks in the lagoon, some of which are accessible to snorkelers .

Stephen and Selena Steddy of the yacht Westward II visited Wotje Atoll in 2013. Above are a selection of their photos taken on the main island on Wotje.

Luc Callebaut and Jackie Lee of the Yacht Sloepmouche kindly gave me permission to include his videos on my site. Komol Luc and Jackie!

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