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Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island is in the South Pacific, lat. 25° 5' S. and long. 130° 5' W. It is 2-1/4 miles long by 1 broad, with steep coasts bordered by reefs, with only one entry on the W. and one (Bounty Bay) on the E. It is chiefly noteworthy as being the refuge of the mutineers of the Bounty in 1790, and here in 1804 an American captain found John Adams, the patriarch of a Christian and English-speaking half-caste community. In1856 the islanders, having become too many for the island, were transferred to Norfolk Island, but forty of them afterwards returned. In 1890 the inhabitants numbered 126, occupied in fishing, herding, and field-work, and cultivating potatoes, maize, yams, and fruits.