Grant Island

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This article is about the island in Antarctica. For the island in British Columbia's Okanagan Lake, see Grant Island (Okanagan Lake).
Grant Island
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Map of Grant Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 74°28′S 131°35′W / 74.467°S 131.583°W / -74.467; -131.583
Length 0 mi (0 km)
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Grant Island is an ice-covered island, 20 nautical miles (37 km) long and 10 nautical miles (19 km) wide, lying 5 miles (8 km) east of the smaller Shepard Island off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Grant Island is located at 74°28′S 131°35′W / 74.467°S 131.583°W / -74.467; -131.583. Like Shepard Island, Grant Island is surrounded by the Getz Ice Shelf on all but the north side. Grant Island was discovered and charted by personnel on the USS Glacier on February 4, 1962. Grant Island was named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Commander E. G. Grant, Commanding Officer of the USS Glacier at the time of discovery.

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