Name details

Enterprise Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108694

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

NE of Nansen Island, Danco Coast, was charted by BeAE, 24 January 1898, together with Nansen Island (q.v.) as one island, which was called Île Nansen (Lecointe, 1900a, p.30); further charted as a separate island by BAE, 1920-22, and called North Nansen (Lester's amendments to Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]) or North Nansen Island (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 6, p.121; Bagshawe, 1939, p.175). Nansen Island, referring collectively to this island and Nansen Island (Lester and others, chart, [1921-22]). The anchorage in Foyn Bay, between the two islands, had by this time been known to the whalers for some years. Isla Nansen Norte (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.246; Pierrou, 1970, p.539). Isla Lientur, so called by CAE, 1949-50, after the expedition patrol ship Lientur (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.184). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, the island was renamed Enterprise Island in reference to the enterprise of the whalers who made Foyn Harbour a major centre of summer industry during the period 1916-30 (APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 32' 00.0" S
- 64.53333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 00' 00.0" W
- 62.00000°
Unknown precision
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:
23-Sep-1960

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