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)|
|Highest point||Kupol Vostok Pervyy|
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 the 429 m (1,407 ft) high summit of the Kupol Vostok Pervyy (Купол Восток Первый) ice dome that covers part of the island. There are wide unglaciated areas on the northern and the southwestern shores.
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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