Gaston Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Gaston Islands (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:
two islands and rocks off N end of Reclus Peninsula, Danco Coast, were charted by BeAE, 28 January 1898, when a landing was made on one of the islands, which was named Îlot Gaston after Gaston de Gerlache de Gomery (1867-1915), brother of the Leader of the expedition (Gerlache Island, q.v.); later Major, 1st Regiment Carabiniers, Belgian Army, who died of wounds in World War I (Lecointe, map, 1899; Gerlache, 1900b, p.468). Gaston Island (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; DCS 9 sheet A, 1948). Gaston Islands (Cook, 1900, p.138; APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Cook (1900, p.138) thought that these islands were the same as those discovered by Larsen on Nordenskjöld Coast (Seal Nunataks, q.v.) and referred to them as the "supposed Larsen Islands". Gaston Islet (Arçtowski, 1901b, p.372; BA, 1948, p.194; chart 3570, 5.i.1951; APC, 1955, p.10). Île Gaston (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 1). Gaston Ö (HA chart, 1928). Isla Gaston (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.384). Following air photography by FIDASE and ground survey by FIDS from "Portal Point", 1956-58, the islands were defined as above. Islote Gaston (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.135).
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