Burnett Island

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Burnett Island
Burnett Island is located in Antarctica
Burnett Island
Burnett Island
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates 66°13′S 110°36′E / 66.217°S 110.600°E / -66.217; 110.600Coordinates: 66°13′S 110°36′E / 66.217°S 110.600°E / -66.217; 110.600
Archipelago Swain Islands
Length 1.9 km (1.18 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Burnett Island in the Antarctic (66°13′S 110°36′E / 66.217°S 110.600°E / -66.217; 110.600) is a rocky island, 1.9 kilometres (1 nmi) long in an east-west direction, which lies north of Honkala Island and is the central feature in the Swain Islands. First photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, it was included in a 1957 survey of the Swain Islands by Wilkes Station personnel under Carl R. Eklund. It was named by Eklund for Lieutenant (j.g.) Donald Burnett, U.S. Navy, Military Support Unit Commander of the 1957 wintering party at Wilkes Station during the International Geophysical Year.[1]

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