Largo Island

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Largo Island (63°18′S 57°53′W / 63.300°S 57.883°W / -63.300; -57.883Coordinates: 63°18′S 57°53′W / 63.300°S 57.883°W / -63.300; -57.883) is an elongated island, 1 nautical mile (2 km) in extent, which is the largest of the Duroch Islands, Graham Land, Antarctica. It lies 1 nautical mile west of Halpern Point, Trinity Peninsula. The Chilean Antarctic Expedition, 1947–48, charted the feature as three islands to which the personal names Rozas, Swett, and Horn were applied. It was charted as one island by Martin Halpern, leader of the University of Wisconsin geological party in this area, 1961–62, who reported the name "Largo" (meaning long) to be the only one used by Chilean officials at the nearby General Bernardo O'Higgins Station.[1]

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