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Shirley Island was first mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump in February 1947. It was named by the US-ACAN for Q. Shirley, chief photographer's mate on Operation Highjump photographic flights in this area and other coastal areas between 14 and 164 East longitude.
Launch Channel is the narrow body of water between Bailey Peninsula and the island. The relatively shallow soundings in the channel restrict its use to smaller craft, suggesting the name.
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