Dynamite Island

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Dynamite Island
Dynamite Island is located in Antarctica
Dynamite Island
Dynamite Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 68°11′12″S 66°59′06″W / 68.18667°S 66.98500°W / -68.18667; -66.98500Coordinates: 68°11′12″S 66°59′06″W / 68.18667°S 66.98500°W / -68.18667; -66.98500
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Dynamite Island is a small, low, rocky island in Back Bay, lying 142 yards (130 m) east of Stonington Island, off the Fallières Coast on the west side of Graham Land. It was first surveyed by the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41, who referred to it as "Petrel Island", a name not approved because it duplicates an existing name in the Antarctic. The name Dynamite Island was proposed by Finn Ronne, leader of Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1947–48; in 1947 it was necessary to dynamite a passage for the Port of Beaumont, Texas through the ice to the east of this island.[1]

The tiny island is 137 yards (125 m) meters long from northwest to southeast, and up to 77 yards (70 m) meters wide, and about 1.7 acres (0.7 ha) in area.

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