Nupkins Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Nupkins 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 of Pickwick Island, Pitt Islands (q.v.), Biscoe Islands, in association with the names of characters from Pickwick papers in this area, was named after George Nupkins Esq., principal magistrate (APC, 1959a, p.9; BA chart 3573, 26.viii.1960). Isla Comodor de Quito, so called by AAE after the Argentine schooner Comodor de Quito, built on the Patagonian coast, which was engaged in sealing off the coasts of Tierra del Fuego and the sub-Antarctic islands in the early nineteenth-century (Argentina. MM chart H-772, 1964; Pierrou, 1970, p.257).
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