Withem Island

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Withem Island
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Location of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands
Withem Island is located in Antarctica
Withem Island
Withem Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°14′S 59°9′W / 62.233°S 59.150°W / -62.233; -59.150Coordinates: 62°14′S 59°9′W / 62.233°S 59.150°W / -62.233; -59.150
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Withem Island is an island lying off the northwest side of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961 after Nicholas Withem, master of the American sealing vessel Governor Brooks from Salem, MA, who visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820-21. Originally proposed and approved as "Withen Island," the name was amended in 1990 to agree with the correct spelling of the personal name.

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