Lecointe Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Lecointe 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.
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on SE side of Freud Passage, Brabant Island, was roughly charted as a probable island by BeAE in January 1898, when its NE point was called Cap Kaïser (Cape Kaíser, q.v.) (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5) and also labelled Île Harry (Harry Island, q.v.) (Lecointe, 1905, Pl.4 following p.110); further charted by FAE, 1903-05, when its insularity was confirmed; called Kaiser Island by BAE, 1920-22, probably following the usage of whalers (Lester, 1920-22b, p.8; Bagshawe, 1939, p.192). Isla Alice, so called by CAE, 1947, after Alice Ingeborg Wilson, wife of Capt. (F) Ernesto González Navarrete, commanding the CAE frigate Iquique (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.24). Isla Kaiser (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.262; Pierrou, 1970, p.455). Following survey by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955, the island was renamed Lecointe Island after Georges Lecointe (b.1869), Second-in-command and surveyor of BeAE, who made the first survey of Gerlache Strait; member of the Commission de la Belgica appointed in December 1899 (APC, 1958, p.5; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959).
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