Adams Island (Antarctica)

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There are other Adams Islands, including one more subantarctic island. See Adams Island (disambiguation) for other meanings.

Adams Island (Antarctica)
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°33′S 092°35′E / 66.550°S 92.583°E / -66.550; 92.583
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Adams Island is a small rocky coastal subantarctic island embedded in thick bay ice most of the year, lying at the western side of McDonald Bay, about 17 km (10.6 miles) west of Mabus Point. Adams Island is located at 66°33′S 092°35′E / 66.550°S 92.583°E / -66.550; 92.583. Adams Island was discovered by the Western Base Party of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1911–1914, under Douglas Mawson, and named by him for the boatswain of the expedition ship Aurora.

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