Farwell Island

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Farwell Island
Farwell Island is located in Antarctica
Farwell Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 72°51′S 91°5′W / 72.850°S 91.083°W / -72.850; -91.083Coordinates: 72°51′S 91°5′W / 72.850°S 91.083°W / -72.850; -91.083
Country
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Farwell Island is an ice-covered island, about 70 kilometres (38 nmi) long and 19 kilometres (10 nmi) wide, lying between McNamara Island and Dendtler Island in the eastern part of the Abbot Ice Shelf in Antarctica. . The feature was positioned by parties from the USS Glacier and USS Staten Island in February 1961, and was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from U.S. Navy air photos of 1966. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Captain A.F. Farwell, Chief of Staff to the Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, during Operation Deep Freeze 1968 and 1969.[1]

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