Ponton Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Ponton 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.
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near head of Flandres Bay, Danco Coast, E of Moureaux Islands, was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05 (Lecointe, 1903, chart 5); called Isla Solitario [=lonely island] by AAE because of its mistakenly thought isolated position (Argentina. MM chart Ñ, 1954). Islote Solitario (Argentina. MM, 1956, p.81; Pierrou, 1970, p.668). El Solitario (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.114). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of photography grouped in this area, named after Mungo Ponton (1802-80), Scottish inventor who, in 1839, discovered that potassium bichromate spread on paper was light-sensitive, an important landmark in the development of photography (APC, 1960, p.6).
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