Name details

Niznik Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110360

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

off NE end of George VI Ice Front, George VI Sound, SSE of Rhyolite Islands, was photographed from the air by BGLE, 16 August 1936, but not sighted by a BGLE sledging party in the vicinity in October 1936 and not shown on the maps resulting from the expedition; seen from the air by RARE in December 1947 and named after the Theodore T. Niznik family of Baltimore, Md, who contributed towards the cost of the expedition (Ronne, 1948b, map p.356; BA, 1956, p.83; chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; APC, 1959a, p.9; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963). Grupo Rancagua, after the CAE tanker Rancagua and referring to four scattered islands in 69°58'S 68°23'W, which probably represent this island (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). The island was surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948. Niznik Islet (APC, 1955, p.16; USHO chart 6638, 1955). Ostrov Nezhnik (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Niznik Islands [sic], in error (USDMAAC chart JNC-117N, 1975).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 47' 00.0" S
- 69.78333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 30' 00.0" W
- 68.50000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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