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  John Clipperton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Clipperton was an English pirate and privateer who fought against the Spanish in the 18th century.
John Clipperton was born in Yarmouth / Norfolk into a family of seafarers.
Clipperton later sailed to Batavia in Dutch Indonesia and finally returned to his family in Galway in Ireland in 1722.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Clipperton   (447 words)

  
 Clipperton Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clipperton Island (French: Île de Clipperton and as the real French name Île de la Passion) is a nine-square-kilometer coral atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, south-west of Mexico and west of Costa Rica, at 10°18′N 109°13′W.
Clipperton is now almost a desert, as it was during the 19th century, but was covered at 80% with grassland after the Mexican occupation and the introduction of pigs at the beginning of the 20th century.
Clipperton is often used by the French as a self-deprecating ironic reference to the importance of the French oversea possessions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clipperton_Island   (2056 words)

  
 04-6113 -- Clipperton v. Allstate Insurance -- 10/06/2005
Clipperton was unable to demonstrate that the belated assertion unfairly surprised or prejudiced him; (2) the one-year limitation period began to run on the date that Mr.
Clipperton first asserts that his breach-of-contract claim is not time-barred because he was prejudiced by Allstate's failure to either deny his claim or raise in its answer the one-year limitation period.
Clipperton identifies as an issue on appeal that he was prejudiced by Allstate's failure to assert in its answer the one-year limitation period, he waived this issue by failing to support it in his appellate brief.
www.kscourts.org /ca10/cases/2005/10/04-6113.htm   (1049 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean - Clipperton
The uninhabited Île Clipperton is a small and extremely isolated atoll of the Eastern Pacific — the easternmost atoll to be found in the Pacific — located about 1,075 km south of Isla Clarion in the Revilla-Gigedo Archipelago.
Clipperton is roughly circular in shape with an area of 6 km², being around 4 km across (orientated northwest to southeast), with a circumfernece in the region of 12 km.
An unusaul feature of Clipperton is the 29 m high outcrop of the rugged and volcanic Clipperton Rock that is found on the southeastern side of the atoll.
www.oceandots.com /pacific/clipperton   (277 words)

  
 Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island (locally known as Ile Clipperton and sometimes Ile de la Passion) is an uninhabited seven-square-kilometer coral atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,120 kilometers southwest of Mexico, at 10°17"N, 109°13"W. It has no ports or harbors, only offshore anchorage.
Although 115 species of fish have been identified in the territorial waters of Clipperton Island, the only economic activity is tuna fishing.
Clipperton Island is thought to have been discovered in 1705 by an Englishman Captain Clipperton, and a few years later discovered by French navigators.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/cl/Clipperton_Island.html   (166 words)

  
 Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island is a barren, ring-shaped coral atoll located 1630 miles south-southeast of San Diego, California, and 1600 miles west of Nicaragua.
When Clipperton was finally declared as a French possession, the lighthouse was rebuilt and the French settled a military outpost on the island.
In the late 1930's, Clipperton was visited twice by President Franklin D. Roosevelt who wanted it to become an American possession for use as a trans-pacific air base, and in 1944 he ordered the navy to occupy the island in one of the most secret US operations of WW II.
www.molossia.org /clipperton.html   (888 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Clipperton Island shrub and grasslands (NT0705)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Clipperton Island, which is at times referred to as Ile de la Passion, was named after a pirate and now falls under the jurisdiction of the Republic of French Polynesia.
Clipperton Island (10°17’ N 109°13’ W) is the only coral island, or atoll, in the eastern Pacific.
Clipperton is positioned at the edge of the Eastern Pacific Barrier, which is the world's largest deepwater barrier to the dispersal of marine shore organisms.
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt0705_full.html   (1513 words)

  
 CLIPPERTON CEMETERY Evelyn, Ontario, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This seemed a likely possibility for the "Clipperton Cemetery" However, we do not know of any deaths in the Clipperton families in Ontario, Canada at or before the time when the cemetery was established.
In this same year, it is reported that they donated one quarter of an acre or maybe 1/2 acre in the north west corner of their land to be used as a cemetery.
Benjamin Clipperton, who resided on the farmstead refused to have her son Colville (who had been killed in a farming accident in his 15th year in 1921) buried there because it was in such deplorable condition.
www.clipperton.org /clipperton_cemetery.htm   (966 words)

  
 Expedition Pursues Secrets of Clipperton Island
Clipperton is included on the list of protected areas of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), which classifies it as ''one of the least altered island systems in the Pacific Ocean,'' and ''the fauna and flora consist of an unusual assemblage including both Panamic (American) and Indo-Pacific forms.''
In the case of Clipperton Island, after the volcano ended its active phase it began to sink, and its crater became a lagoon, protected from the sea and from external biological influences.
Clipperton ''is a geo-chemical laboratory unique in the world,'' because the water in its lagoon lacks oxygen deeper than eight meters, and contains high proportions of sulfuric acid, making it a ''natural melting pot where phosphates are formed, and an ideal environment for the emergence of new organisms,'' Etienne explained.
www.tierramerica.net /2004/1127/iarticulo.shtml   (862 words)

  
 Clipperton Island travel guide - Wikitravel
Clipperton Island [1] is a small, ring-shaped atoll located 1,120 km southwest of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean.
This isolated island was named after John Clipperton, a pirate who made it his hideout early in the 18th century.
Clipperton Rock in the south-east is the first thing you'll see when approaching the atoll.
wikitravel.org /en/Clipperton_Island   (1069 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Clipperton
Clipperton Island uninhabited atoll, c.2 sq mi (5.2 sq km), in the Pacific Ocean, c.800 mi (1,290 km) SW of Mexico.
It was used as a base by John Clipperton, an English pirate.
The French claimed it in 1858, the Americans held it for a time in the Spanish-American War, and Mexican troops occupied it in 1897.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Clipperton   (265 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Clipperton Island shrub and grasslands (NT0705)
That’s because the island is a coral atoll that’s sitting atop the rim of an eroding and slowly receding volcano.
The dry land of Clipperton Island is covered with grassy scrub, algae, and lichens.
Clipperton Island is the only atoll in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt0705.html   (341 words)

  
 Apple (UK and Ireland) - Education - Clipperton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
But Jean-Louis Étienne chose to add to his personal challenge by taking his young family along to remote Clipperton, where the only natural resources are fish, and high on the list of entertainment is watching seabirds deposit guano.
With the help of Apple technology, the expedition was a scientific and educational triumph, and the Étienne family had the experience of a lifetime.
Clipperton is the only example of a coral atoll in the Eastern Pacific region and has one of the most intact island systems in the world.
www.apple.com /uk/education/profiles/clipperton/index.html   (650 words)

  
 Introduction To Clipperton Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/clipperton_island_country_introduction.shtml   (229 words)

  
 Information on Clipperton Island
State of Coral Reefs in Clipperton Island Status report by the French Coral Reef Initiative.
Dominion of Melchizedek claims Clipperton Island as a possession (!)
The Captaincy of Clipperton Island is claimed by the Republic of Molossia (!)
www.connectedglobe.com /millennium/ip.html   (261 words)

  
 Clipperton Island :: Oceania : Gourt
Clipperton Island (French: Île de Clipperton and sometimes Île de la Passion) is a seven-square-kilometer coral atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, south of Mexico and west of Costa Rica, at.
CIA - The World Factbook: Clipperton Island - Features map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
Clipperton Island Pictures and History - History, map and photos of the island.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Fregional.gourt.com%2FOceania%2FClipperton-Island.html   (191 words)

  
 ARRLWeb: FO0AAA is QRV from Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island, a French possession, is located some 1600 miles south-southeast of San Diego, California, and about the same distance west of Nicaragua.
Clipperton is number 36 on the 1999 DXCC Most Wanted List.
The Clipperton team was equipped to have three CW, three SSB and one full-time RTTY position on the air at all times.
www.arrl.org /news/stories/2000/03/02/1   (489 words)

  
 ARRLWeb: DX Community Awaits Clipperton Team QRV
NEWINGTON, CT, Mar 1, 2000--The 2000 DXpedition to Clipperton Island is scheduled to hit the airwaves today, although nothing had been heard as of midday.
"Clipperton has very high surf, which strikes a reef surrounding the island thus making the approach very difficult and dangerous," he said.
The Clipperton team expects to have three CW, three SSB and one full-time RTTY position on the air at all times.
www.arrl.org /news/stories/2000/03/01/1   (482 words)

  
 The Clipperton Expedition - TV Reviews - TV & Radio - Entertainment - smh.com.au
Named after pirate John Clipperton, who hid out there in the 18th century, Clipperton atoll was annexed by France in 1855, seized by Mexico in 1897, then ceded to France in 1935.
Obviously that's going to take longer than their four-month stay on Clipperton, but it would be nice if filmmakers milked the dramatic potential a bit more.
And this is one time when a touch of reality television wouldn't have gone astray, to capture the lives of researchers away from their makeshift lab benches under the palm trees.
www.smh.com.au /news/tv-reviews/the-clipperton-expedition/2006/06/23/1150845355404.html   (483 words)

  
 ENVIRONMENT: Expedition Pursues Secrets of Clipperton Island
Clipperton is included on the list of protected areas of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which classifies it as ''one of the least altered island systems in the Pacific Ocean,'' and ''the fauna and flora consist of an unusual assemblage including both Panamic (American) and Indo-Pacific forms.''
Etienne suspects that drug traffickers use the island as a stopover, utilising a precarious landing strip that was built during the Second World War.
Clipperton ''is a geo-chemical laboratory unique in the world,'' because the water in its lagoon lacks oxygen deeper than eight meters, and contains high proportions of sulphuric acid, making it a ''natural melting pot where phosphates are formed, and an ideal environment for the emergence of new organisms,'' Etienne explained.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=26521   (942 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Clipperton: A History of the Island the World Forgot: Books: Jimmy M. Skaggs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When I first saw Clipperton on a map of the world and I googled it for more information, I was floored to find snippets of abandonment, starvation, rape and murder, and FDR's personal interest in this tiny atoll in the eastern Pacific, and eventually led to me reading this exhaustively researched book.
Clipperton Island is little more than one big rock, some hundreds of miles west of the Pacific coast of Mexico.
The island is named for a pirate; it has long been a stopping point for British and American interests, and various attempts have been made to extract value from it, either as a naval base or a mining stop.
www.amazon.com /Clipperton-History-Island-World-Forgot/dp/0802710905   (1023 words)

  
 Kinkora, a brief history of a sailing ship wrecked at Clipperton Island.
She was wrecked soon after on Clipperton Island, a coral atoll about 700 nm SW of Mexico.
The First Officer reported that when he left Clipperton Island there was sufficient food to last the remaining twenty men about four months.
It is a coral atoll 6 miles across with some vegetation, lots of sea birds and crabs, and a stagnant lake at the centre.
www.mightyseas.co.uk /marhist/maryport/kinkora.htm   (631 words)

  
 Along the life cycle of our clients   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Clipperton Finance provides high level Corporate Finance and Strategy Consulting services to leading growth companies of the High Tech and Media sectors.
Clipperton manages all types of transaction, with a particular know-how on Private Placements, MandA transactions and IPOs.
Clipperton's team has a proven track record in each of these types of transaction.
www.clipperton.net /services/along-the-life-cycle-of-our-clients.html   (86 words)

  
 Clipperton Island Pictures and History
In 1930, the Vatican gave the rights to the King of Italy, Vikor Emanuel II, who declared one year later that Clipperton was a part of France.
When Clipperton was finally declared as a French posession, the lighthouse was rebuilt and the French settled a military outpost on the island.
A view of Clipperton Rock taken from the boat.
www.qsl.net /clipperton2000/history.html   (665 words)

  
 Spot Image - Clipperton
Clipperton - February 2004 - SPOT 5 - 10 m
The expedition Clipperton led by Doctor Jean-Louis Etienne settles for four months on the island of Clipperton, a desert atoll situated in the Pacific.
The main objective of this mission is to carry out an inventory of this deserted French island and research teams will take turns to lead scientific activities in the fields of oceanography, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, the study of the atmosphere...
www.spotimage.fr /html/_167_240_940_751_.php   (144 words)

  
 Clipperton Island - Dictionary Definition and Meaning of Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island - Dictionary Definition and Meaning of Clipperton Island
Background: This isolated island was named for John CLIPPERTON, a pirate who made it his hideout early in the 18th century.
Economy - overview: Although 115 species of fish have been identified in the territorial waters of Clipperton Island, the only economic activity is tuna fishing.
www.wordiq.com /define/Clipperton_Island   (171 words)

  
 Travel to Clipperton Island - Clipperton Island Tourism
Clipperton Island Tourism - Travel to Clipperton Island
This article is an import from the CIA World Factbook 2002.
Article text and images are from WikiTravel.org and are licensed under a Creative Commons License.
www.atraveldirectory.com /C/Clipperton_Island.html   (191 words)

  
 Clipperton DX Club - C.DX.C - Welcome
In one week, between March 20th and 27th, over 29,000 contacts are made.
Back to France, the French operators give birth to the CLIPPERTON DX CLUB, which aim is to help organize radio-amateur expeditions.
Anybody interested by DX is invited to join the Clipperton DX Club.
www.qsl.net /cdxc/guestbook/index.html   (242 words)

  
 France Culture
Clipperton a été annexé par la France en I931.
Au contraire, sur l’ilôt de Clipperton, c’est à la décomposition d’une civilisation que nous assistons.
Clipperton est un roman historique basé sur une histoire vraie qui s'est déroulée au début du siècle sur l'île de Clipperton.
www.radiofrance.fr /chaines/france-culture2/emissions/etrange_pays/fiche.php?diffusion_id=5571   (153 words)

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