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Ohlin Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110423

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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WNW of Tower Island (q.v.), Palmer Archipelago, was probably the feature roughly charted by Bransfield in 1820 and called Tower's Islands [sic], the name being later transferred to the larger island (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; Gould, 1925, map facing p. 280). Tower Island (Bone, 1821, p.746). The island was roughly located by Foster in January-March 1829, "being laid down by one Bearing only, from Deception Island, and estimated distance therefrom", and called Baily Island, Bailys Island or Baily's Island after Francis Baily (Baily Head, q.v.) (Foster, [1829]; Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; 1829b); further charted by SwAE in 1902 and named IÎle Ohlin, Ohlin Insel, Ohlins Ön, Isla de Ohlin (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33; 1904b, Vol.2, first end map; 1904a, Del.1, end map; 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map) or Ohlin Island (Andersson, 1906, Pl. 5 following p.301; BA chart 3175, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.16; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962), after Axel Ohlin (1867-1903), Swedish zoologist and Lecturer in Zoology, University of Lund, 1896-1901; member of SwAE until mid-1902, when he was forced to return home because of ill health. Isla Chlin [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). IÎle Ohlin ou Baily, IÎle Bailys (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1 and 11). Baylys [sic] Island (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]). Ohlin Island (Bailys Island) (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921). Ohlin Ö (HA chart, 1928). The island was further charted by DI, 1930-31 (Carey and Nelson, 1931b). Isla Ohlin (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.563; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.215). Ohlin-Ön (Frödin, 1951, p.377). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Ohlin Islands [sic], in error (BA, 1974, p.179).

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63° 32' 00.0" S
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60° 05' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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