Lemaire Island

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Lemaire Island (64°49′S 62°57′W / 64.817°S 62.950°W / -64.817; -62.950Coordinates: 64°49′S 62°57′W / 64.817°S 62.950°W / -64.817; -62.950) is an island 4.5 nautical miles (8 km) long and 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) wide, lying 1 nautical mile (2 km) west of Duthiers Point off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, under Adrien de Gerlache, who named it for Charles Antoine Lemaire.[1]

A map of Gerlache Strait including Lemaire Island

The island is bordered by the Aguirre Passage which separates it from the Danco Coast.[2]

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