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Stonington Island: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Stonington Island in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Stonington Island

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14633

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 11' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.1833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Rocky island lying 1 mi NE of Neny Island in the E part of Marguerite Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. This island, 0.4 mi long from NW to SE and 0.2 mi wide, is connected by a drifted snow slope to Northeast Glacier on the mainland. It was chosen as the site for the East Base of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, and named after Stonington, CT, home port of the sloop Hero in which Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer sighted the Antarctic continent in 1820.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Stonington Island in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Stonington Island should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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