had not been back to Lamotrek
since it was struck by Typhoon Owen in 1990. Evidence still
that the ecosystem has still not fully recovered. Sections of the
which were inundated by sea water have not regenerated and the beach
been considerably erroded, causing many coconut trees to fall into the
lagoon. My ship transport through the Outer Islands, the S.S.
Thorfinn, can be seen riding at anchor in the lagoon.