1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    06 Nov '18 01:03
    there is a small part of the USA owned by the UK? This
    land is undeveloped and cannot be reached by road. It
    was a gift and the UK have owned it for almost 150 years.

    Where is it?
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 Nov '18 10:14
    @wolfgang59 said
    there is a small part of the USA owned by the UK? This
    land is undeveloped and cannot be reached by road. It
    was a gift and the UK have owned it for almost 150 years.

    Where is it?
    It must be an island.

    Too bad there are literally thousands of islands in the US.

    150 years ago was 1868, so it must have been gifted after that, but not too long after that. Possibly a gift to Queen Victoria? Perhaps for her Golden Jubilee?

    I dunno, I'm stumped.
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @suzianne said
    It must be an island.

    Too bad there are literally thousands of islands in the US.

    150 years ago was 1868, so it must have been gifted after that, but not too long after that. Possibly a gift to Queen Victoria? Perhaps for her Golden Jubilee?

    I dunno, I'm stumped.
    Good thinking. You are getting close.

    Maybe where I live is a clue?
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    11 Nov '18 19:33
    @suzianne said
    It must be an island.


    I dunno, I'm stumped.
    Captain Cook monument.

    The site where he was killed in Hawaii was marked in 1874 by a white
    obelisk set on 25 square feet (2.3 m2) of chained-off beach. This land,
    although in Hawaii, was deeded to the United Kingdom.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook
  5. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Captain Cook monument.

    The site where he was killed in Hawaii was marked in 1874 by a white
    obelisk set on 25 square feet (2.3 m2) of chained-off beach. This land,
    although in Hawaii, was deeded to the United Kingdom.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/captain-cooks-little-corner-of-hawaii-under-threat-from-new-golf-course-623120.html

    According to a footnote in Wikipedia, the Cook monument was erected in 1874 and the land was purchased by the British consul general in Hawaii in 1877 for $1. "It has since been maintained by the Royal Navy and ships from allied fleets, as well as by a caretaker paid by the British embassy in Washington. There is some doubt over whether the monument strictly belongs to the Government or the descendants of the consul who bought it and it is believed some in the Foreign Office would welcome a developer who would guarantee its upkeep and access from the sea."
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Nov '18 02:50
    I'm guessing that the $1 was probably a "peppercorn"
    to make the land transfer legal.

    I read that it was a gift to UK from a local Princess.
  7. Subscribervenda
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    12 Nov '18 12:40
    @wolfgang59 said
    Captain Cook monument.

    The site where he was killed in Hawaii was marked in 1874 by a white
    obelisk set on 25 square feet (2.3 m2) of chained-off beach. This land,
    although in Hawaii, was deeded to the United Kingdom.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook
    I hear it's mentioned on page 1587 of the Brexit proposals
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