Back to Bikini- Inkstick Media by Jon Letman

Marshallese navigators Alson Kelen and Clancy Takia sail a “korkor” canoe in the lagoon at Bikini Atoll. Photo by Michael Pinsky.

They traveled from around the world to a most unlikely meeting point. Some flew from London, others from Tokyo, Delhi or Atlanta. For all, it was a long journey, even for the Marshallese, who traveled 36 hours by boat from Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). They assembled on Ebeye, an 80-acre island and among the most densely populated places in the world. Ebeye is one of nearly 100 islands that make up Kwajalein, one of 29 coral atolls in this large ocean state.

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