Stephen Island

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Stephen Island (75°50′S 146°54′W / 75.833°S 146.900°W / -75.833; -146.900Coordinates: 75°50′S 146°54′W / 75.833°S 146.900°W / -75.833; -146.900) is an ice-covered island about 4 nautical miles (7 km) long lying at the west side of Nickerson Ice Shelf, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped from surveys by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Navy air photos (1959–65). Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Alexander Stephen (1795–1875), Scottish shipbuilder of Alexander Stephen and Sons, whose firm built the Sir Ernest Shackleton and Admiral Richard Byrd in their expeditions to the Antarctic.

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