Morency Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Morency 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:
W of Steele Island, Black Coast, was surveyed by USAS in December 1940 and named after Anthony J. L. Morency, tractor driver at the expedition's "East Base" ([in 71°02'S 61°15'W] USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1959a, p.9; BAS 250 sheet SR 19-20/16, 1-DOS 1976). Isla Sharbonneau, probably referring to this feature in association with Cape Sharbonneau (q.v.) (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). The island was resurveyed by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947. Isla Morency (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.328). Morency Islet (APC, 1955, p.15; DCS 601 sheet 71 60, 1955). Islote Morency (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.192; Pierrou, 1970, p.529; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.204). Ostrov Morensi (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
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