Whitney Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Whitney Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
The easternmost and second largest of the Rhyolite Islands (q.v.), lying close offshore the Rymill Coast in George VI Sound. Named by US-ACAN in 1977 after Farrell W. Whitney, USN, Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate with Squadron VXE-6, Operation Deep Freeze, 1958-71, at McMurdo Station and Christchurch, New Zealand.
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