Hans Folke and Merete Borch: "Amerikansk Samoa" in.  It is approximately 2,600 miles (4,200 km) southwest of Hawaii, 1,600 miles (2,600 km) northeast of New Zealand, and 4,500 miles (7,200 km) southwest of California. :29 It is also the main port of American Samoa. , The city of Pago Pago encompasses several surrounding villages, including Fagatogo, the legislative and judicial capital, and Utulei, the executive capital and home of the Governor. The U.S. Navy responded a few months later by dispatching Commander Richard Meade from Honolulu, Hawaii to assess Pago Pago's suitability as a naval station. :30–31 The town is also the southernmost U.S. capital, and the only one located in the Southern Hemisphere.  Its park visitor center is located at the head of Pago Pago Harbor: Pago Plaza Visitor Center (Pago Plaza, Suite 114, Pago Pago, AS 96799). Many of the residents are American Samoans who were born abroad, and the village also has had an increasing number of new residents from Far East countries such as South Korea. The downtown area is known as Fagatogo and is home to government offices, port facilities, Samoan High School and the Rainmaker Hotel.  Pago Pago Harbor can accommodate two cruise ships at the same time, and has done so on several occasions.. , Pago Pago is the seat of the judiciary (Fagatogo), legislature and Governor's Office (Utulei). Souvenirs are often sold at the market when cruise ships are visiting town. While the fate of Samoa Tuna Processors remains uncertain, American Samoa is now sending its excess tuna … The permit shall become effective on: April 1, 2020. Polynesian Airlines operates shuttles between Apia and Pago Pago 4–7 times daily. , At the beginning of the 20th century, Pago Pago became American Samoa's port of entry. The tram remains unusable, although according to Lonely Planet, plans have been put forth to reopen it, but in December 2010 the cable was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Wilma, fell into the harbor and has not been repaired. The first Army Reserve Center was named after him. Pago Pago, once depicted as a sultry and shabby town by English writer W. Somerset Maugham in his short story “Rain,” is now a residential and industrial centre. It was decided that the new Legislature would be placed permanently in the center of the township of Fagatogo, the traditional Malae o le Talu, at a cost of $500,000. Canned fish, canned pet food, and fish meal from skin and bones account for 93 percent of American Samoa's industrial output.  The most industrialized area in the territory can be found between Pago Pago Harbor and the Tafuna-Leone Plain, which also are the two most densely populated places in the islands. , Pago Pago and the U.S. Raising 1,716 feet out of the ocean, the Pioa monolith blocks the path of the low clouds heavy with freshwater as they are pushed along by the southeast tradewinds. Far from it. Stoler, Ann Laura and Willy Brandt (2006). :311 Pago Pago Harbor became a popular stop for yachts in the early 1970s. Shortly after the earthquake, President Barack Obama issued a federal disaster declaration, which authorized funds for individual assistance (IA), such as temporary housing. The national park is home to tropical rainforest, tall mountains, beaches, and some of the tallest sea cliffs in the world (3,000 ft, 910 m). A 1,630-foot (500 m) high mountain, Mount Pioa (Rainmaker Mountain), is located at the east side of the bay. The rest came to visit relatives, for employment reasons, or in transit. , Pago Pago Park is a public park by the harbor in Pago Pago. Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) - Pago Pago, AS - April 6, 2017 Working at Samoa Tuna is a whole new experience for someone who doesn't know anything or … 1024-0018 | Thompson, Sadie, Building, Eastern AS", "David Huebner - US Ambassador to New Zealand", "samoanews.com/local-news/dedication-va-clinic-centerpiece-vp-pence-visit-amsam", "Jean P. Haydon Museum Review | Fodor's Travel", "Lyndon B. 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In an effort to boost the local economy and create jobs, tuna that is packaged in Pago Pago may enter the US mainland quota and tariff-free, so check your Starkist – maybe it was canned right here! Wireless messaging between Pago Pago and Hawaii was routed through Fiji. , Centers for shopping are Pago Plaza, which consists of smaller stores selling handcrafts and souvenirs, and Fagatogo Square Shopping Center, which is home to larger shops. The strategic location of Pago Pago Bay played a direct role in the political separation of Western and Eastern Samoa. United States Central Intelligence Agency (2016). , On September 29, 2009, an earthquake struck in the South Pacific, near Samoa and American Samoa, sending a tsunami into Pago Pago and surrounding areas. What are the dolphin-safe regulations for American Samoa longline vessels? Apollo 10, Apollo 11, Apollo 12, Apollo 13, Apollo 14 and Apollo 17 landed by Tutuila Island, and the crew flew from Pago Pago to Honolulu on their way back to the mainland. It is home to several restaurants, shops, bars, and often live entertainment and music. However, Pago Pago also encompasses neighboring villages. , Two missionaries were assigned to Tutuila Island in the 1830s: Reverend Murray and his wife to Pago Pago and Reverend Barnden to Leone. Two tuna factories are located in the northern part of town.  At Jean P. Haydon Museum are displays of an American Samoa-flag brought to the moon in 1969 by Apollo 11, as well as moonstones, all given as a gift to American Samoa by President Richard Nixon following the return of the Apollo moon missions. PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — The world's largest supplier of canned tuna has agreed to pay a $6.3 million penalty for wastewater violations in American Samoa, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. The other major contribution was a cannon which came off Kamiloa, a 171-ton steamer and the only warship in the fleet of King Kalakaua of Hawai'i. Governor H. Rex Lee and traditional leaders crammed ceremonies, entertainment, a brief tour, and a school dedication: the Manulele Tausala, Lady Bird Johnson School. Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center was named in honor of the president. All official climate records for American Samoa are kept at Pago Pago. Chambers. Canned tuna is the dominant export. It officially opened in 1993 when a 50-year lease was signed between the U.S. federal government, the government of American Samoa, and local village chiefs (Matai). American Samoa has experienced several cyclones and tropical storms, which also increase risks of rock slides and floodings. The hottest temperature ever recorded was 99 °F (37 °C) on February 22, 1958.  American Samoa's population grew by 22 percent in the 1990s; nearly all of this growth took place in Pago Pago. Pago Pago is home to one of the deepest natural deepwater harbors in the South Pacific Ocean, sheltered from wind and rough seas, and strategically located. The U.S. Navy was the only American agency present in the area, and it was made responsible for administrating the new territory. Within the Pago Pago watershed, farmland (faatoaga) are located in two areas in the southern half of the Vaipito Valley as well as in Happy Valley and on the west side of Pago Pago village. With the appropriation, the State Department sent Consul Sewall from Apia to Pago Pago to buy six tracts of land for the project. :292, In May 1967, Governor H. Rex Lee signed a law making Pago Pago a duty-free port. :166 The Greater Pago Pago Metropolitan Area encompasses several villages strung together along Pago Pago Harbor. :313, In 1985, the decision was made to privatize Ronald Reagan Shipyard. The President and First Lady returned to American Samoa in December 1966, on their way to Prime Minister's Harold Holt's funeral in Australia. :52:12 The harbor is also one of the best protected in the South Pacific,:11 which gives American Samoa a natural advantage with respect to landing fish for processing. It caused major flooding and damaged numerous buildings. Admiral Kimberly was ordered to Pago Pago while in Apia waiting for transportation home after the hurricane of 1889.  There is only one flight destination from the territory to the United States: Honolulu International Airport, a five-hour flight from Pago Pago. Map updates are paused. It was one of the world's longest single-span cablecar routes. It receives 119 inches (300 cm) of rain per year. Corps of Engineers.  However, cruise ships do not take on passengers in Pago Pago, but typically arrive in the morning and depart in the afternoon. In Pago Pago, he selected a site for the new coaling station and naval base. But Faleomavaega does have ample evidence that the tuna industry in his American Samoa — a dot in the South Pacific, about half-way between Hawaii and New Zealand — is collapsing and has no viable future. , In 1972, seven historical buildings in American Samoa were entered in the National Register of Historic Places of the United States, including Navy Building 38, Jean P. Haydon Museum, and the Government House. American consul Luther W. Osborn arrived from Apia, and many spectators arrived from American Samoa villages and other countries.  The average annual temperature recorded at the weather station at Pago Pago International Airport is 80 degrees, with an average relative humidity of 80 percent. Pago Pago (/ˈpɑːŋɡoʊˈpɑːŋɡoʊ/ PAHNG-oh-PAHNG-oh; Samoan: [ˈpaŋo ˈpaŋo]) is the territorial capital of American Samoa.  Pago Pago is home to the territorial government, all the industry and most of the commerce in American Samoa. Best Tuna in Pago Pago, Tutuila: Find 31 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of the best Tuna and search by price, location, and more. Near Pila F. Palu Co. Inc. Store, a road runs up the hill into Happy Valley, and on the side of this road, six World War II ammunition bunkers can be seen on the left before reaching a dirt road. Lane Fatutoa Levi and LCpl.  In 1991, severe tropical cyclone Val hit Pago Pago, destroying the library that existed there. ft. in July 2019, adding new demonstrations and exhibits. , Pago Pago has been named one of the wettest places on Earth. :313, In 1965, the Tramway at Mount Alava was constructed as access to the TV transmission equipment on the mountain. The Pago Pago Harbor is the focal point of all major commercial activity on the island. It has been held at the field in Gagamoe in Pago Pago.. :302, Shipping in and out of Pago Pago experienced an economic boom from 1970–1974. The Fono (legislature) served as an advisory council to the governor. The percentage of residents born abroad reached 44 percent in 1990. Starkist Samoa is a tuna cannery sited on the northeastern side of Pago Pago Harbor in the village of Atu'u. The village of Pago Pago is at the western head of the harbor.. Conversely, the lowest temperature on record was 59 °F (15 °C) on October 10, 1964. :468–469 There are international flights to Samoa from Pago Pago International Airport (PPG): Pago Pago is a 35-minute flight from Apia in Samoa. As warmer easterlies are forced up and over Rainmaker Mountain, clouds form and drop moisture on the city. It was nicknamed the "Junk Bill" as it intended to keep out old used merchandise. Tuna cannery. The nearest hotels to the national park are also located in Pago Pago.  A climb to the summit of Mt. At the time, the college had a total enrollment of 131 students. Sixteen remaining structures from the U.S.  Many cruise boats and ships land at Pago Pago Harbor for reprovision reasons, such as to restock on goods and to utilize American-trained medical personnel. PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA—Swishing the seafood around their mouths to fully appreciate the flavor, guests reportedly spit mouthfuls of tuna into buckets Friday at … It receives 34,000 visitors per year, which is one-fourth of neighboring country of Samoa. 16.6% were Asian, while 4.9% were white. When the U.S. joined World War I in May 1917, two German ships anchoring in Pago Pago were seized. :285, It is a wealthier city than nearby Apia, capital of Samoa. , Pago Pago is vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. :292, Shortly after Christmas in 1970, a village fire destroyed the legislative chambers and adjacent facilities. :339, On September 25, 1991, downtown Fagatogo received a new landmark: the Samoa News Building. :188, Pago Pago was a vital naval base for the U.S. during World War II. He also purchased land for a new naval station. "This is an incredibly difficult decision and one we make with a great deal of reluctance," said Tri Marine Chief Executive Officer Renato Curto in a statement. An American tuna fishing company that regularly unloaded its catch in American Samoa, was convicted and sentenced today for discharging oil into the South Pacific and for maintaining false records, announced Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden of the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips for the District of … Most flights are to and from Fagali'i. The United States Navy later bought land east of Fagatogo and on Goat Island, an adjacent peninsula. , The capital city is situated at the head of Pago Pago Harbor in a sheltered area that has been described as relatively safe during hurricanes. A ferry called MV Lady Naomi runs between Pago Pago and Apia, Samoa, once a week.  One of the villages is itself named Pago Pago, and in 2010 had a population of 3,656. It is facing south and situated almost midpoint on the island. , The Greater Pago Pago Area stretches into neighboring villages:, Some houses are Western-style; others are more traditional Samoan housing units. There is a unique association between tuna and dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. :357, Since 2000, American Samoa Department of Education through its school athletic program is the host of the East & West High School All-Star Football Game.  Delayed because of a quarantine inspection, they checked into what is now known as Sadie Thompson Inn.  Pago Pago Harbor collects water from numerous streams, including the 1.7-mile Vaipito Stream, which as the area's largest watershed. It is the only U.S. National Park where the U.S. federal government leases the land from local residents instead of being the land owner. It is in Maoputasi County on the main island of American Samoa, Tutuila. It is a 10,500-acre (4,200 ha) park which provides habitat for a variety of tropical wildlife, including coral reef fish, seabirds, flying fruit bats, and numerous other species of animals. For the ceremony, a group of invitees from Apia arrived with German Governor Heinrich Solf onboard SMS Cormoran. , Pago Pago became the administrative capital of American Samoa in 1899. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. English author W. Somerset Maugham and his secretary Gerald Haxton visited Pago Pago from December 16, 1916, to January 30, 1917 on their way from Hawaii to Tahiti. Moos, Grant. The southeast ridge of Rainmaker Mountain reaches up into the clouds creating downfalls of enormous proportions. Twice between 1880–1900, the U.S. Navy came close to taking part in a shooting war while its only true interest was the establishment of a coaling station in Pago Pago. The Hawaiian king sent the ship to the Samoan Islands in an effort at creating a Polynesian kingdom.  Fagatogo is Pago Pago's chief governmental and commercial center. Check Reputation Score for Makerita Tuna in Pago Pago, AS - View Criminal & Court Records | Photos | Address, Email & Phone Number | Personal Review | Income & Net Worth Fagatoele Lokeni in 1970 and 1968, respectively. , As of the 2000 U.S. Census, 74.5% of Pago Pago's population are of "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Island" race. It rented land on Fagatogo Beach for $10/month in order to store the coal. , A California-based construction and engineering firm was contracted to build the coal depot in 1898. Pago Pago proper was home to 225 registered commercial enterprises as of year 2000. The U.S. quietly purchased land around the harbor for the construction of the naval station. The current Barstow library, constructed in 1998, opened on April 17, 2000.  It is located in the Autapini area, which is between Malaloa and Happy Valley. On Friday, 14 October, Tri Marine told the 800 employees at its Samoa Tuna Processors cannery plant in Pago Pago it will be shutting down the facility later this year. :138–139, In 1889, Robert Louis Stevenson paid a visit to Pago Pago. Also on board the ship was a passenger named Miss Sadie Thompson, who had been evicted from Hawaii for prostitution.  It has been named one of the best deepwater harbors in the South Pacific Ocean, or one of the best in the world as a whole. , Tuna canning is the main economic activity in town. , Pago Pago is the only modern urban center in American Samoa. The excise tax was heaviest on secondhand motor vehicles and machinery. :61 Tourism, entertainment, food, and tuna canning are its main industries. We have suggestions.  The Sadie Thompson Inn was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The park houses businesses such as the American Samoa Development Bank.  It is home to all the industry and most of the commerce in American Samoa. The banks are in Utulei and Fagotogo, as are the Sadie Thompson Inn and other hotels. Under the provisions of the agreement, StarKist also must improve safety measures and comply with federal environmental laws at its tuna processing facility. :26:123 It was also called O le Maputasi ("The Single Chief’s House") in compliment to the Mauga, who lived at Gagamoe in Pago Pago and was the senior to all the other chiefs in the area. Pago Pago International Airport is located at Tafuna, eight miles (13 km) southwest of Pago Pago. Alava in the National Park of American Samoa provides a bird's-eye view of the harbor and town.  In Pago Pago proper, residential communities are mostly found in the Vaipito Valley. The Executive Office Building in Utulei was dedicated on October 11, 1991. The territorial bird, lupe, and flower, mosooi, were officially announced during the same ceremony. :30, The village of Pago Pago proper had a 2010 population of 3,656. Tilley was the master of ceremonies and began the program by reading the Proclamation of the President of the United States, which asserted American sovereignty over the islands. Service to American Samoa by air was offered by Pan American (four weekly flights), Air New Zealand (four weekly flights), and UTA (four weekly flights). , A North Korean cargo ship seized by the United States arrived in Pago Pago for inspections in 2019. Its location is centered on It is east of the International Date Line, while Samoa is west of the Line. The most valuable asset was an exquisite mat reputed to be the Fala o Futa, the first important fine mat of Samoa, donated by Senate President HC Salanoa S.P. Pago Pago is located 18 degrees south of the equator. Ruffner, James A. and Frank E. Bair (1987). Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799. , Rainmaker Mountain, which is also known as Mount Pioa, is a designated National Natural Landmark.  It stands protectively over the eastern side of Pago Pago, making it one of the most sheltered deepwater anchorages in the Pacific Ocean.:3. Gagamoe is an area in Pago Pago which is the Mauga family's communal and sacred land. In 1972, the college moved to the former Fialloa High School in Utulei, before ultimately moving to its current location in Mapusaga in 1974. , The Feleti Barstow Public Library is located in Pago Pago. Wearing his signature Greek fisherman's cap and Coke-bottle glasses, the statue evokes memories of the "Sorry, Charlie" slogan. , Another noted view is that from the top of the pass above Aua Village on the road to Afono. StarKist agreed to pay a $6.3 million after an EPA investigation determined the company spilled too many pollutants into Pago Pago Harbor in American Samoa. The mashgichim are flying 21 hours to the StarKist tuna factory in Pago Pago, American Samoa to ensure that the schools comply with a recent change to federal regulations, which mandates American-manufactured ingredients for this program. The battalion mobilized after the attack on Pearl Harbor and remained active until January 1944. , In 1986, the First Invitational Canoe Race was held in Pago Pago. Several video screens and panels inform visitors about Samoan dolphins and whales. , The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) was founded in July 1970 by the American Samoa Department of Education. Starkist is based in Pago Pago, American Samoa, canning tuna for the US market. In 2009, an 8.1 earthquake caused a massive tsunami that struck American Samoa. , Pago Pago is a popular port of call for South Pacific cruise ships, including Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises. Vulnerabilities include heavy storms, flooding, tsunamis, mudslides, and earthquakes. Pago Pago Harbor on Tutuila Island in American Samoa where many of the U.S. tuna purse seine vessels homeport.  The main downtown area is Fagatogo on the south shore of Pago Pago Harbor, the location of the Fono (territorial legislature), the port, the bus station and the market. The new airfield was partly operational by April 1942, and fully operational by June. The park's offshore coral reefs provide habitat for 1,000 species of coral reef and pelagic fishes. Best Tuna in Pago Pago, Tutuila: Find 31 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of THE BEST Tuna and search by price, location, and more.  It was primarily used as a fueling station for both naval- and commercial ships. Farmland is also found by Fagatogo, Atu'u, Punaoa Valley, Lepua, Aua, and Leloaloa. Smith, Darren L. and Penny J. Hoffman (2001). Pago Pago International Airport, built partly on a fringing reef, opened in 1964 and has stimulated tourist traffic.  It was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1988 to preserve the paleotropical rain forest, Indo-Pacific coral reefs, and Samoan culture. 69.3 percent of visitors are from the United States as of 2014. ", An early name for Pago Pago was Long Bay (Samoan: O le Fagaloa), which was a name used by the first permanent inhabitants to settle in the Pago Pago area. Zoom in to see updated info. The first cannery was opened in 1954. Pago Pago was the world's fourth largest tuna processor as of 1993.: 353 It was home to two of the largest tuna companies in the world: Chicken of the Sea and StarKist, which exported an estimated $445 million in canned tuna to the U.S. mainland.  The tramway was repaired, but closed not long after. :512 Of the 88,650 international arrivals in 2001, only 10 percent were tourists.  It is located at 14°16′46″S 170°42′02″W / 14.27944°S 170.70056°W / -14.27944; -170.70056. It ran from atop Solo Hill at the end of the Togotogo Ridge above ‘Utulei. Consequentially, Pago Pago experiences twice the rainfall of nearby Apia in Western Samoa. Pago Pago was the world's fourth largest tuna processor as of 1993.  It has been described as a "thoroughly Americanized" city. :170, Pago Pago is the primary entry point for visits to National Park of American Samoa, and the city is situated immediately south of the park. Maugham also met an American sailor here, who later appeared as the title character in another short story, Red (1921). Crocombe, R.G. :167:475, President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson visited Pago Pago on October 18, 1966. , In August 2017, the Fono building in Fagatogo was demolished. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Butcher, Russell D. and Lynn P. Whitaker (1999). In the village of Pago Pago, from Malaloa to Satala, there are a total of eleven rivers or streams.  U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited town on June 3, 2017. All houses have running water and plumbing. A walk up to Mt Alava provides a magnificent bird's eye view of the harbor and town.  It was acquired by the United States through a treaty in 1877. Governor Owen Aspinall offered a quiet welcome as the White House asked for there to be no ceremonies during the visit. 4 Fiatele Taulago Te’o was killed in Vietnam and his body was flown home to Pago Pago where his many awards were presented to his parents. The Korean House was built as a social center for the Korean fishermen in town. In July 2014, the EPA in American Samoa reported a discharge pipeline break at the StarKist facility there was spilling wastewater into the inner Pago Pago Harbor. , Rainmaker Mountain (Mount Pioa) is located in Pago Pago, and gives the city the highest annual rainfall of any harbor in the world. Heinz. , The proportion of Pago Pago residents born outside of American Samoa was 26 percent in the early 1980s, and 39 percent in the late 1980s. Pago de Cuotas Sociales Estimados socios, debido a las medidas de cuarentena implementadas en la comuna de Las Condes, hemos habilitado esta página con información para el proceso de pago de cuotas sociales del Estadio a través de transferencia electrónica. Tri Marine Group’s Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) plant closure in 2016 also hurt American Samoa’s economy, but … It’s not that the gentleman from Pago Pago has evidence that the Thais are guilty of anything other than being very good in competing in the global tuna trade. Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa will be producing at the Satala plant next month, more than 100 tons of “certified kosher tuna” products for the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, dba The Jewish Education Project, which “is sending kosher supervisors to the South Pacific in order to provide U.S. government-subsidized tuna on the menu for approximately 50,000 … Major points of interest on Tutuila are the capital, Pago Pago, the tuna canneries, the television transmitters atop Mt Alava, the industrial park, numerous relics of WWII and government offices. An item at the new exhibit is the skull of a sperm whale which washed up on Ofu Island in 2015. They needed an engineering solution which could speed up production of sorting, dumping and filing cans from 500 cans per minute to 1,200 can per minute.  This shopping mall is next-door to Fagatogo Market in Fagatogo, which is considered the main center of Pago Pago. Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If tuna canner StarKist & Co departs American Samoa for a location with cheaper labor costs as the company has previously warned, the impact on the US territory's economy would be substantial. , Tourism in American Samoa is centered around Pago Pago. United States. It trained the only Marine reserve unit to serve on active duty during World War II, namely the 1st Samoan Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. :85–86, In January 1942 Pago Pago Harbor was shelled by a Japanese submarine, but this was the only battle action on the islands during World War II. The Greater Pago Pago Area is home to more than 10 hotels::483–485, Pago Pago Harbor is the port of entry for vessels arriving in American Samoa. The damages could reduce the gross domestic product of the 55,000-resident territory by some $200 million, according to a report from the territory's Department of … The Sadie Thompson Inn, on the outskirts of Pago Pago, is a hotel and restaurant that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  It was an 8.3 magnitude earthquake which caused 5-foot (1.5 m) waves to hit the city. Facility Address: 368 Atu’u Road, Pago Pago, Maoputasi, American Samoa 96799.