Alger Island, Russia
|Russian: Остров Алджер|
Location of the Franz Josef Archipelago.
|Archipelago||Franz Josef Archipelago|
|Length||10 km (6 mi)|
|Width||4.7 km (2.92 mi)|
|Highest elevation||429 m (1,407 ft)|
The length of Alger Island is 10 km (6.2 mi) and its maximum width 4.7 km (2.9 mi). Its highest point is 429 m (1,407 ft). This island is mostly unglaciated, having only a relatively small ice cap in its northern end. There is a wide unglaciated area on its southwestern shore.
Alger Island is located north of McClintock Island, separated from it by a 2 km (1.2 mi) narrow sound.
The wintering site of the 1901 failed American Baldwin-Ziegler Expedition was on Alger Island. They named this island after 19th-century American author Horatio Alger who was a significant figure of American cultural and social ideals at that time.
Off Alger Island's southwestern shores lies Ostrov Matil'dy (Остров Матильды), a very small, barely 1 km (0.62 mi) long, island.
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