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Smyley Island and the Rydberg Peninsula, Antarctica

72.8S 77.8W

May 23rd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Smyley Island and the Rydberg Peninsula, Antarctica - May 18th, 2009

Smyley Island and the Rydberg Peninsula, Antarctica - May 18th, 2009

Smyley Island, partially visible at the top right, is an Antarctic island lying off the Antarctic Peninsula, northeast of Rydberg Peninsula in Ellsworth Land.

The island, which is 68 km long and between 14 and 38 km wide, is completely covered by ice.

The Rydberg Peninsula (center) is a broad ice-covered peninsula, 30 miles long, between Fladerer Bay and Carroll Inlet, Ellsworth Land.

This ASAR (radar) image shows contours in the surface of the ice around the peninsula and island.

One Response to “Smyley Island and the Rydberg Peninsula, Antarctica”

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    Robert Shuttleworth :

    I am attempting to confirm that Smyley Island is named after Captain William Horton Smyley, A sea-captain of the mid to late 1800’s. He sailed in this region, and piloted ships though the waters between South America and Antartica. Captain Smyley was my Great-Great granather.

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