West Fayu Atoll
        Uninhabited and one of most remote islands in the Central Carolines Islands, West Fayu is traditionally used as a jumping off point for navigators in traditionally-made sailing canoes voyaging to Guam or Saipan, a distance of between 400-500 miles.  It is also used as a "test" island by apprentice navigators from Lamotrek, Satawal and Polowat (Puluwat) to see if they have mastered the lessons taught to them about star courses, wave patterns, and sea marks.
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