Marshall Islands Atoll Information

Ebon Atoll

Atoll Information

Atoll (name) Location Number
Land area (km2) Lagoon area (km2) Ratio land to lagoon area (km2)
English Marshallese North East area rank area rank ratio rank
Ebon Epoon 4°38' 168°40' 22 5.75 14 103.83 20 5.54 4

Map of Ebon Atoll (Source: Office of Planning and Statistics 1989


Alternative names

The following alternative names have been used on European charts
logbooks and the accounts of visitors:
Abone (mispelling)
Boston (Ray 1824)
Covel I. (mispelling)
Covell's Group (Covell 1831)
Covile Is. (1853)
Fourteen Islands (Covell 1831)
Linnez (Duperry 1823)

US. Navy Codenames used during WWII and during the nuclear testing period

Phosphate -- Ebon (Boston) Atoll


Public Health

Epidemics recorded for Ebon (1887-1943)

Atolls known to
YearDiseasehave been affectedCasualtiesSource
<1887Influenzasouthern atollsmany deathsHermsheim 1887:302
1895InfluenzaEbonAnonymous 1897
1904Influenzasouthern atollsmany deathsErdland 1914:17
1907DysenteryEbon> 150Erdland 1914:17

Environmental Data

View an 1873 map of Ebon Atoll

Map of Ebon Atoll (1897) View an 1873 view of the pass into of Ebon Atoll


Historic Data

List of the Foreign property holdings during the German Colonial Period

Historic Demographic Information for the Marshall Islands--Ebon Atoll

Chronological listing of ships visiting the Marshall Islands until 1885 --Ebon Atoll

Historic Copra Production by Atoll --Ebon Atoll

Brig Vision at Ebon Atoll 1876






Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk HR (1998-05). Atoll Information.
URL: http:/

Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.

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