Navassa Island:  Guano Capital of the USA




Wikipedia page.

Navassa Island was claimed for the United States on September 19, 1857, by Peter Duncan, an American sea captain, under the Guano Islands Act of 1856, for the rich guano deposits found on the island, and for not being within the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, nor occupied by another government's citizens.




Article from 2012 here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 02, 2017
Category: Business, Excrement, Natural Resources, Nineteenth Century





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