Midway Island

By Blake Kastanek

The annexation the MIdway Island

Midway is a 2.4 square mile island northeast of Hawaii. It was claimed by Captain N.C. Brooks in 1859. It was later annexed by the US in 1867. At first it was a convenient stop from San Francisco to Manila. In 1903 President Roosevelt placed it under the control if the US Navy making it a major naval base during WWII.