Name details

Chaucer Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108169

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

one of the Wauwermans Islands, Bismarck Strait, was roughly charted by AAE and called Isla Alberto (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1954); later called Isla Sinclair after Capt. (N) Henry Sinclair (1805-1904), born in New York, who served many years in the Argentine Navy (Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.661). The island was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector, 1956-57; named Chaucer Island after Geoffrey Chaucer (?1340-1400), English poet and author of Canterbury tales, in association with the names of characters from this work in the area (APC, 1959a, p.5; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960). Sinclair Island (USBGN, 1965, p.105).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 55' 00.0" S
- 64.91667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 53' 00.0" W
- 63.88333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

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