Kramer Island

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Map showing Kramer island

Kramer Island is an ice-covered island, 4 kilometers (2 nmi) long, in the Marshall Archipelago.

It lies between Nolan Island and Court Ridge in the Sulzberger Ice Shelf.

Discovery and name

The island was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected during the 1959–65 research seasons. Kramer Island was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Michael S. Kramer, a meteorologist at Byrd Station in 1968.

Noble title

As part of the 20th Anniversary Honors and Appointments celebrating Westarctica's 20 years of sovereignty, Captain-General Kramer was granted the peerage title Marquis de Kramer.