Hoseason Island

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Hoseason Island
Geography
Location Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica
Coordinates 63°44′S 61°41′W / 63.733°S 61.683°W / -63.733; -61.683Coordinates: 63°44′S 61°41′W / 63.733°S 61.683°W / -63.733; -61.683
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 11.112 km (6.9047 mi)
Width 5.556 km (3.4523 mi)
Highest elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
Highest point Stopford Peak
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Hoseason Island is an island 6 nautical miles (11 km) long and 3 nautical miles (6 km) wide, lying 20 nautical miles (37 km) west of Trinity Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. This name, which has appeared on charts for over 100 years, commemorates James Hoseason, first mate on the Sprightly, an Enderby Brothers sealing ship which operated in these waters in 1824–25.[1]

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