Photo enhanced by a visitor to our site named Michael_Neff@Sealand.com
The original picture of Southern Guam with Cocos Island at its bottom
was taken by Navy photographer Rembrandt Smith and presented to former
Congressman Blaz during the early 1980's.
The island is made visually smaller by
the photo but is actually significant in size. Thanks to Spencer Layne
for identifying the photographer.
Guam, the largest and southernmost island of the Mariana archipelago, is the westernmost possession of the United States, and has been since 1898. The island is approximately 6,000 miles west of San Francisco; 3,700 miles west-southwest of Honolulu; 1,500 miles southeast of Tokyo; 2,100 miles southeast of Hongkong; 1,500 miles east of Manila; and 3,100 miles northwest of Sydney at 13 north latitude and 144 East longitude. The Marianas Trench, the deepest known ocean depth (-39,198 ft.), is located southeast of Guam.