Lion Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Lion 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:
NW side of Gerlache Strait separated from Anvers Island by Lion Sound, was charted by DI in 1927 and so named possibly after the earlier usage of whalers, the profile of the island suggesting a reclining lion when viewed from SW (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.14; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). IÎle Lion (France. SHM, 1937, p.406). Isla León (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.479; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.182). Isla Lion (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949). Isla de Lion (Sgrosso, 1948, p.185). Leon (Kosack, 1955b, map facing p.88). The island was further charted by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.
No images of this place could be found.