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Kānemilohaʻi (Kure) is the most remote of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the northern-most coral atoll in the world. Kure is an oval-shaped atoll, which is 6 miles at its maximum diameter and 55 miles west-northwest of Midway Atoll at the extreme northwest end of the Hawaiian archipelago.

  • Kānemilohaʻi (Kure) is the northwesternmost island in the Hawaiian archipelago is thought to have been the place where one of Peleʻs brothers was left as a guard during the voyage to Hawaiʻi from Kahiki.

  • The name of this location commemorates the brother of Pele, Kānemilohaʻ, who stood guard during their voyage.