Przybyszewski Island

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Przybyszewski Island
Przybyszewski Island is located in Antarctica
Przybyszewski Island
Przybyszewski Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 76°58′S 148°45′W / 76.967°S 148.750°W / -76.967; -148.750Coordinates: 76°58′S 148°45′W / 76.967°S 148.750°W / -76.967; -148.750
Archipelago Marshall Archipelago
Length 22 km (13.7 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Przybyszewski Island is an ice-covered island 22 kilometres (12 nmi) long in the Marshall Archipelago. It lies 5.6 kilometres (3 nmi) east of Cronenwett Island in the western part of Sulzberger Ice Shelf. The island was charted from aircraft of the USS Glacier under Captain Edwin A. McDonald, U.S. Navy, in 1962. Named by him for Lieutenant (j.g.) V. A. Przybyszewski, U.S. Navy Reserve, helicopter pilot on the Glacier who sighted the island from the air on January 26, 1962. The name has been misspelled "Prezbecheski Island" on certain maps and charts.

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