Forrester Island (Antarctica)

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Forrester Island
Forrester Island is located in Antarctica
Forrester Island
Forrester Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 74°9′S 132°13′W / 74.150°S 132.217°W / -74.150; -132.217Coordinates: 74°9′S 132°13′W / 74.150°S 132.217°W / -74.150; -132.217
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Forrester Island is an ice-capped island 6 kilometres (3.5 nmi) long that lies 24 kilometres (13 nmi) north-northeast of Shepard Island, off the Getz Ice Shelf of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. The island was discovered and charted from the USS Glacier on February 5, 1962, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lieutenant Commander John J. Forrester, U.S. Navy, Executive Officer aboard the Glacier at the time of discovery.[1]

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