Grinder Island

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Grinder Island
Grinder Island is located in Antarctica
Grinder Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 77°34′S 149°20′W / 77.567°S 149.333°W / -77.567; -149.333Coordinates: 77°34′S 149°20′W / 77.567°S 149.333°W / -77.567; -149.333
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Grinder Island is one of the ice-covered islands in the Marshall Archipelago, located within the Sulzberger Ice Shelf off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. The island is 13 kilometres (7 nmi) long and 2 kilometres (1 nmi) wide and lies 24 kilometres (13 nmi) southwest of Steventon Island. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–65, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Harry W. Grinder, a U.S. Navy aviation structural mechanic of McMurdo Station, 1967.[1]

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