Benton Island

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Not to be confused with Benten Island.

Benton Island (77°4′S 147°53′W / 77.067°S 147.883°W / -77.067; -147.883Coordinates: 77°4′S 147°53′W / 77.067°S 147.883°W / -77.067; -147.883) is an ice-covered island about 4 nautical miles (7 km) long, lying 5 nautical miles (9 km) northwest of Nolan Island in the Marshall Archipelago. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–65, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for William T. Benton, BM1, U.S. Navy, Boatswain's Mate aboard USS Glacier along this coast, 1961–62.[1]

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