Dustin Island

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Dustin Island
Dustin Island is located in Antarctica
Dustin Island
Dustin Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Ellsworth Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 72°34′S 94°48′W / 72.567°S 94.800°W / -72.567; -94.800Coordinates: 72°34′S 94°48′W / 72.567°S 94.800°W / -72.567; -94.800
Length 33 km (20.5 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Map of Thurston Island.
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Dustin Island is an island about 33 kilometres (18 nmi) long, lying 28 kilometres (15 nmi) southeast of Cape Annawan, Thurston Island. The feature forms the SE limit of Seraph Bay.

Discovered by Rear Admiral Byrd and other members of the USAS in a flight from the Bear on February 27, 1940. Named by Byrd for Frederick G. Dustin, member of the Byrd AE, 1933–35, and mechanic with the USAS, 1939-41.



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