Morency Island

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Morency Island
Morency Island is located in Antarctica
Morency Island
Morency Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 71°2′S 61°9′W / 71.033°S 61.150°W / -71.033; -61.150Coordinates: 71°2′S 61°9′W / 71.033°S 61.150°W / -71.033; -61.150
Length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Morency Island is an island 2 kilometres (1 nmi) long, lying close west of Steele Island and 19 kilometres (10 nmi) northwest of Cape Bryant, off the east coast of Palmer Land, Antarctica. It was discovered by members of the East Base of the United States Antarctic Service who explored this coast by land and from the air in 1940, and was named for Anthony J.L. Morency, a tractor driver for the East Base.[1]

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