Express Island

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Express Island
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Express Island is located in Antarctica
Express Island
Express Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates Earth 62°26′35″S 59°59′23″W / 62.44306°S 59.98972°W / -62.44306; -59.98972Coordinates: Earth 62°26′35″S 59°59′23″W / 62.44306°S 59.98972°W / -62.44306; -59.98972
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 29 ha (72 acres)
Length 1 km (0.6 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Express Island is a narrow craggy island, 1.23 kilometres (0.76 mi) long, lying close offshore of northwest Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is situated due north of Greaves Peak, forming most of the east side of Razlog Cove. Surface area 29 hectares (72 acres).[1]

It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1977 after the American schooner Express (Capt. Ephraim Williams), one of the ships in the sealing fleet of Edmund Fanning and Benjamin Pendleton from Stonington, Connecticut, which operated in this area, 1820–21.[2]

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  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2010. ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5 (First edition 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4)
  2. ^ "Express Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 

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