Name details

Sawyer Island

Sawyer Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sawyer Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111049

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

one of the Pitt Islands, Biscoe Islands, was roughly charted by AAE, 1954-55; photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956; in association with the names of characters from Pickwick papers in this area, named after Robert Sawyer (APC, 1959a, p.11; BA chart 3573, 26.viii. 1960). Isla Contramaestre Rivera, after Contramaestre Rivera, a Spanish sailor who served in the Argentine corvette Uruguay on her Antarctic voyage, 1904-05 (Argentina. MM chart H-772, 1964; Pierrou, 1970, p.262).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 26' 00.0" S
- 65.43333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 32' 00.0" W
- 65.53333°
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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:
7-Jul-1959

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