Sector 4. The Kiribati Islands to the Marshall Islands
Aspect.—A conspicuous concrete structure with storage
tanks in the background is situated near the W end of Wake Island.
A prominent tower stands on Peale Island.
An aeronautical light (19°17'N., 166°39'E.) is shown from
an abandoned control tower situated 0.6 mile NW of Peacock Point, the SE extremity of Wake Island.
It was reported that a ship obtained radar contact with Wake
Island from a distance of 35 miles. The complete outline of the island was observed from a distance of 25 miles.
Anchorage.—The depths drop off sharply outside the atoll reef, making it unsuitable for anchorage. The lagoon itself is
Caution.—Vessels should not attempt to secure at the moor-
ing buoys in an onshore or S wind. If secured to one buoy when the wind shifts to blow onshore, slip the mooring and leave the area. Any vessel moored to only one buoy must have engines on standby. Vessels should be secured to the mooring buoys with the bow headed ESE. LCMs usually assist in mooring operations, with the best time being at either HW or LW slack.
inaccessible. The mooring facility outside the boat basin is available to all vessels having permission to call at Wake Island, but is considered hazardous. The use of the anchor is not recommended when using these mooring buoys.