National Geographic : 1938 Jun
Photograph byRichard H.Stewart MAROONED ON BARREN ENDERBURY ISLAND, A HORSE AND MULE SUSTAINED THEMSELVES FOR SEVERAL YEARS Captain J. F . Hellweg and the eclipse group mascot, Jerry, inspect a cut on the island where guano was dug forexport. Inthe latter half ofthenineteenth century an American company gave up operations here and left the animals behind. When another firm renewed the work some years later, they found both alive and well. The mule was caught and used to pull trucks. Enderbury is 43 miles southeast of Canton.