Runaway Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Runaway 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:
W of Neny Island, Marguerite Bay, Fallières Coast, was called Isla Escritor Orrego Vicuña by CAE, 1947, after the Chilean author Eugenio Orrego Vicuña, a member of the expedition (Chile. DNH chart 530, 1947); surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1947 and named Runaway Islet from the occasion when the surveyor's dogs uprooted their picket on the island and returned to the station, leaving him to walk back (APC, 1955, p.18; BA chart 3213, 23.iii.1956). Runaway Island (APC, 1959a, p.11; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960). Islotes [sic] Orrego Vicuña (Chile. IH chart 1604, 1969). Runaway Islands [sic], in error (BA chart 3213, 10.viii.1973).
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