Bearing Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Bearing Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
between Nansen Island and Enterprise Island, Danco Coast, was charted by BAE, 1920-22, and so named after the usage of whalers who used this island and a rock patch on Nansen Island as leading marks for entering Foyn Harbour (Lester, 1921-22; APC, 1960, p.3; BA, 1961, p.164; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). Direction Island (Lester and others, chart, [1921-22]). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956-57. Islote Bautismo [=ducking island], probably referring to this feature (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.102).
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