Cronenwett Island

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Cronenwett Island (77°0′S 150°0′W / 77.000°S 150.000°W / -77.000; -150.000Coordinates: 77°0′S 150°0′W / 77.000°S 150.000°W / -77.000; -150.000) is a high, ice-covered island about 20 nautical miles (40 km) long. It lies between Vollmer Island and Steventon Island in the Marshall Archipelago, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. The feature was first observed and roughly delineated from aerial photographs taken by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928–30. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Commander W.R. Cronenwett, U.S. Navy, Photographic Officer for Deep Freeze II, 1956–57, and Public Information Officer for Task Group 43.1 during Deep Freeze 1962.[1]

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