Bandy Island

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USGS Chart showing Bandy Island

Bandy Island (75°4′S 137°49′W) is a small ice-covered island lying in Hull Bay, 3 kilometers (1.5 nmi) west of Lynch Point in coastal Westarctica.


Resting in Hull Bay, Bandy Island lies at the terminus of the Frostman Glacier. It is overshadowed by the prominent Konter Cliffs on the mainland.

Mapping and name

Bandy Island was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy aerial photographs collected during the 1962–67 research seasons.

The island was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Orville L. Bandy (1917–73), who was a professor of geology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a participant since 1961 in several United States Antarctic Research Program projects. In 1964 and 1966, respectively, he was chief scientist on cruises 7 and 17 of RV Anton Bruun, and took part in several cruises of USNS Eltanin.