Pidgeon Island

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Pidgeon Island
Pidgeon Island is located in Antarctica
Pidgeon Island
Pidgeon Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°19′S 110°27′E / 66.317°S 110.450°E / -66.317; 110.450Coordinates: 66°19′S 110°27′E / 66.317°S 110.450°E / -66.317; 110.450
Archipelago Windmill Islands
Length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Pidgeon Island is a rocky Antarctic island, 2 kilometres (1 nmi) long, between Midgley Island and Mitchell Peninsula in the Windmill Islands. It was first mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948. It was named by the US-ACAN for E. C. Pidgeon, Photographer's Mate on Operation Highjump flights in this area and other coastal areas between 14 and 164 East longitude. Thought to be a separate unit, the eastern part of this feature was previously named O'Brien Islet. The name O'Brien is now applied to the bay north of Mitchell Peninsula.

Lynsky Cove[edit]

Lynsky Cove is a cove in the north side of the island. Named by the US-ACAN for Chief Builder James E. Lynsky, USN, a member of the Wilkes Station party of 1958.

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