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Booth Island

Booth Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Booth Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107872

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.

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separated from Graham Coast by Lemaire Channel, was discovered by GAE, 1873-74, in January 1874 and named Booth-Insel by PolarschifffahrtsGesellschaft of Hamburg, probably after Oskar Booth or Stanley Booth (or both), members of the Hamburg Geographical Society at that time ([Petermann], 1875a; map, 1875b); roughly charted as a new discovery by BeAE on 12 February 1898 and renamed Île Wandel, after Carl Frederick Wandel (1843-1930), Danish Arctic explorer and hydrographer, who assisted the expedition and supplied surplus equipment from the Danish Ingolf expeditions of 1895 and 1896 (Lecointe, chart, 1899; 1903, Carte 5). Wandel Island (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; Rymill and others, 1938, p.15). Wandel (Ar towski, 1901b, map facing p.464). Wandelinsel (Cook, 1903, p.88). Wandels Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Wandel-Eiland (Ruys, 1905, p.114). In 1904 the island was recharted as GAE's original discovery by FAE, 1903-05, which wintered at Fran ais Cove (q.v.) on the N coast of the island, but to avoid confusion BeAE's name was retained (Charcot, 1906b, p.18). Wandell [sic] Island (Charcot, 1905c, p.463). Île Booth (Île Wandel) (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316). Île Vandel [sic](Gourdon, 1908, p.26). Île Booth-Wandel (Charcot, 1908, map p.36). Isla Wandel (Riso-Patron S., 1908, end map). Isla Wandell (Gourdon, [1910], p.129). Booth(-)Wandel Island (Bruce, 1911, p.94; ICRD, 1920, map following p.4). Booth (Wandell) Island (BA, 1916, p.399). Wandel Öya (HA chart, 1927). Booth Island (BA chart 1240, 1.iii.1929; 3570, 5.i.1951; APC, 1955, p.6; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Île Booth (France. SHM, 1937, p.407). In April 1938 the UK Antarctic Names Sub-Committee decided to retain both names on BA charts (Rymill, 1938b). Booth Island (Wandel Island) (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400). Wandel Island (Booth Island) (USHO, 1943, p.135). Isla Booth-Wandell (Argentina. CNA, 1947, p.41). In 1949 APC approved the single name Booth Island. Isla Booth (Argentina. MM chart 107, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.209; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.50). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Wiencke Island on photograph, labelled in error, showing Booth Island (Mott, 1958a, p.426). Ostrov But (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Booth Wandle [sic] Island (Hardy, 1967, p.404). Isla Wanden [sic], as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.50).

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65° 05' 00.0" S
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64° 01' 00.0" W
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