Million Dollar Point

Million Dollar Point Vanuatu Islands
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Dumped vehicles, sheets of corrugated iron, unopened boxes of clothing and cases of Coca-Cola

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Just off the coast of Espíritu Santo, an island in the Vanuatu archipelago of the South Western Pacific, there is a massive underwater dump.

Called Million Dollar Point after the millions of dollars worth of material disposed there, the dump is a popular diving destination, and divers report an amazing quantity of wreckage: jeeps, six-wheel drive trucks, bulldozers, semi-trailers, fork lifts, tractors, bound sheets of corrugated iron, unopened boxes of clothing, and cases of Coca-Cola.

The dumped goods were not abandoned by the ni-Vanuatu people, nor by the Franco-British Condominium who ruled Vanuatu (then known as the New Hebrides), but by personnel of a WWII American military base named Buttons. At the end of the war, sometime between August 1945 and December 1947, the US military interred supplies, equipment, and vehicles under water.

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