Grinnell Island

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Grinnell Island
Grinnell Island is located in Antarctica
Grinnell Island
Grinnell Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°11′S 110°24′E / 66.183°S 110.400°E / -66.183; 110.400Coordinates: 66°11′S 110°24′E / 66.183°S 110.400°E / -66.183; 110.400
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Grinnell Island is an island 1 kilometre (0.5 nmi) long, lying south of Chappel Island in the Donovan Islands of Antarctica. It was first mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and was named by Carl R. Eklund for Lieutenant Sheldon W. Grinnell of the U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Corps, a medical officer at Wilkes Station, 1957.[1]

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