Priest Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Priest 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:
in Peltier Channel, Palmer Archipelago, was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and called IÎlot Goetschy probably after a supporter of the expedition (Gourdon, 1908, end map). Goetschy Islet (Charcot, [1911b], p.59). The island was further charted on 25 January 1935 by BGLE, which was unaware of FAE's prior naming; named Priest Island, because The Rev. W. L. S. Fleming (Fleming Glacier,q.v.) made the first recorded landing on the island (Rymill,1938b; APC, 1955, p.17; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960); surveyed by FIDS from "Port Lockroy" in 1948. Islote Grillete [=shackle islet], so called by AAE from its shape (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.271; Pierrou, 1970, p.402). Islote Priest (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.167; IHA, 1974, p.231). Goetschy Island (USBGN, 1965, p.97).
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