Cheesman Island

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Cheesman Island
Cheesman Island is located in Antarctica
Cheesman Island
Cheesman Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 69°44′S 75°5′W / 69.733°S 75.083°W / -69.733; -75.083Coordinates: 69°44′S 75°5′W / 69.733°S 75.083°W / -69.733; -75.083
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Cheesman Island is a small rocky island off the north coast of Charcot Island, 1.9 kilometres (1 nmi) north of Mount Martine. It was first seen and photographed from the air in 1929 by Sir Hubert Wilkins, who roughly positioned it. It was remapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960. The name was suggested by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1950 for S.A. Cheesman, pilot on Wilkins' 1929 flight.[1]

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