Johnston Atoll /ジョンストン島

Dream Weaver has passed 50 nautical miles south of Johnston Atoll two days ago. It is an US territory and the site was used for high-altitude nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s, and until late in 2000 the atoll was maintained as a storage and disposal site for chemical weapons.

Dream Weaver is carrying a Safecast radiation monitor which the Dream Weaver team assembled, and is measuring radiation levels as they cross the Pacific. No significant readings are expected, but in some ways that is one of the core tenants of the Safecast approach:   Why presume or blindly trust other data when you can just measure for yourself and share your findings.  The more people who do that, the more we know and the more we can rely on the data.  




Current location: 14.7285 N. 173.5582 W , Course: 239, Boat speed: 6.5 kts.

One thought on “Johnston Atoll /ジョンストン島

  1. Johnston does not sound like “Fantasy Island” for sure, but it’s the closest to land you have been since passing Isla Guadalupe, so a mile marker for sure. Back here in San Diego we continue cheering for you as loud as we can, and admiring your progress daily.
    Sail on Dream Weavers!
    Rob and Sandrine


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