Orléans Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Orléans Strait (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Strait
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:
running WSW-ENE and separating Trinity Island and Tower Island from Davis Coast, was possibly sighted by Palmer, 1820. The SW entrance between S Trinity Island and the mainland was roughly charted as an inlet by J Hoseason, First Mate in the sealer Sprightly, in 1824 and called Hoseason's Harbour. The NE entrance between S Tower Island and the mainland was roughly charted by FAE, in 1838 and named Canal d'Orléans, either after Ferdinand Philippe Louis Charles Henry, Duc d'Orléans (1810-42), eldest son of Louis-Philippe I (Louis-Philippe Plateau) or after the whole family (FRA, 1838). Probably first navigated by GAE, 1873-74 Orléans Strait (USA map, 1912; APC, 1960). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.
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