Station ID: FRKI, FIE0
Coordinate: S 76.1643, E 168.3817
Installed: 2010-2011 season
Former Projects: TAMDEF
Former Names: FRK0
Transportation: Helicopter via Icebreaker
Closest operations HUB: 193km to McMurdo Station
An island 7 mi long, lying in the Ross Sea about 80 mi E of Cape Hickey, Victoria Land. Discovered on Jan. 27, 1841 by Ross, and named for Sir John Franklin, the noted Arctic explorer, who as Governor of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) had royally entertained the expedition on its way south at Hobart in 1840 (https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/gaz/scar/display_name.cfm?gaz_id=125368).