Adams Island (Antarctica)

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There are other Adams Islands, including one more subantarctic island. See Adams Island (disambiguation) for other meanings.

Adams Island
Adams Island is located in Antarctica
Adams Island
Adams Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°33′S 092°35′E / 66.550°S 92.583°E / -66.550; 92.583Coordinates: 66°33′S 092°35′E / 66.550°S 92.583°E / -66.550; 92.583
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

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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