Maher Island

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Maher Island
Maher Island is located in Antarctica
Maher Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 72°58′S 126°22′W / 72.967°S 126.367°W / -72.967; -126.367Coordinates: 72°58′S 126°22′W / 72.967°S 126.367°W / -72.967; -126.367
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Maher Island is a small horseshoe-shaped island which has numerous areas of exposed rock, lying 13 kilometres (7 nmi) north of the northwest end of Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was discovered and photographed from aircraft of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Commander Eugene Maher, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer of USS Glacier during Operation Deep Freeze, 1955–56.[1]

The island is one of three considered closest to the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility.

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