Thurston Island love

Thurston Island


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island off Antarctica between the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas. Before 1960 it was thought to be a peninsula of the mainland.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Thurston Island.


  • Further photomapping flights from the USS PINE ISLAND were conducted covering the Getz Ice Shelf to the vicinity of Thurston Island.

    EagleSpeak 2009

  • Petty Officer 1st Class Fred Williams, Ensign Maxwell Lopez and Petty Officer 1st Class Wendell Hendersin died when their PBM-5 Mariner flying boat went down in a storm on Thurston Island on Dec. 30, 1946.

    Statesman - AP Sports 2009


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.