Name details

Runaway Island

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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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110979

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

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).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 12' 00.0" S
- 68.20000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 06' 00.0" W
- 67.10000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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