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Franklin Island

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).