McMullin Island

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McMullin Island
McMullin Island is located in Antarctica
McMullin Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°17′S 110°31′E / 66.283°S 110.517°E / -66.283; 110.517Coordinates: 66°17′S 110°31′E / 66.283°S 110.517°E / -66.283; 110.517
Length 0.6 km (0.37 mi)
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

McMullin Island is a rocky island, 0.6 kilometres (0.3 nmi) long, lying between Shirley Island and Kilby Island in the south part of the entrance to Newcomb Bay, in the Windmill Islands, Antarctica.[1]

It was first mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for John P. McMullin, an air crewman with Operation Windmill which established astronomical control in the area in January 1948.[1]

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