Beaumont Island

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Beaumont Island in the Antarctic (68°12′S 66°57′W / 68.200°S 66.950°W / -68.200; -66.950Coordinates: 68°12′S 66°57′W / 68.200°S 66.950°W / -68.200; -66.950) is a low, rocky island in Neny Bay, about 0.4 nautical miles (0.7 km) from the mouth of Centurion Glacier, off the west coast of Graham Land. The island was presumably first sighted in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition, and was roughly charted by them and by the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41. It was surveyed in 1946 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, who named it for the Port of Beaumont, the ship of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, which wintered nearby in Back Bay during 1947.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Beaumont Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).