Detour Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Detour 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:
off N entrance of Lemaire Channel, Graham Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; so called because the island lies near the entrance of Nimrod Passage which provides an alternative route for southbound ships, when Lemaire Channel is blocked by ice (APC, 1959a, p.5; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960). Islotes Detour (Chile. DNH chart 1502, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.101).
No images of this place could be found.