Lagoon Island

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Lagoon Island
Lagoon Island is located in Antarctica
Lagoon Island
Lagoon Island
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates67°35′34″S 68°14′06″W / 67.592727°S 68.235002°W / -67.592727; -68.235002Coordinates: 67°35′34″S 68°14′06″W / 67.592727°S 68.235002°W / -67.592727; -68.235002
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Lagoon Island is the northernmost of the Léonie Islands, lying in the entrance to Ryder Bay on the southeast side of Adelaide Island, Antarctica. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot. The island was charted by the British Graham Land Expedition under John Rymill in February 1936 and was so named because with the island on its west side it forms a lagoon.[1]

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  1. ^ "Lagoon Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-23.

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