Wright Island

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Wright Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 74°2′S 116°50′W / 74.033°S 116.833°W / -74.033; -116.833Coordinates: 74°2′S 116°50′W / 74.033°S 116.833°W / -74.033; -116.833
Length 35 mi (56 km)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Wright Island (74°2′S 116°50′W / 74.033°S 116.833°W / -74.033; -116.833) is an ice-covered island 35 mi (56 km) long, lying at the north edge of Getz Ice Shelf about midway between Carney Island and Martin Peninsula, on the Bakutis Coast, Marie Byrd Land. Delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in January 1947. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Admiral Jerauld Wright, U.S. Navy, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, in over-all command of the U.S. Navy's Deep Freeze operations during the IGY, 1957-58.

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