Adams Island (Antarctica)
Location in Antarctica
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Adams Island is a small rocky coastal antarctic island embedded in thick bay ice most of the year, lying at the western side of McDonald Bay, about 20.4 km (11 nmi) west of Mabus Point. Adams Island was discovered by the Western Base Party of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1911–1914, under Douglas Mawson, and named by him for the boatswain of the expedition ship Aurora.
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