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Beaumont Island
Beaumont Island is located in Antarctica
Beaumont Island
Beaumont Island
Location in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 68°12′S 66°57′W / 68.200°S 66.950°W / -68.200; -66.950
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited


Beaumont Island is a low, rocky island in Neny Bay, about 0.7 kilometres (0.4 nmi) from the mouth of Centurion Glacier, off the west coast of Graham Land. The island was presumably first sighted in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition, and was roughly charted by them and by the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41. It was surveyed in 1946 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, who named it for the Port of Beaumont, the ship of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, which wintered nearby in Back Bay during 1947.

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