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Snow Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111250

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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separated from Livingston Island to the NE by Morton Strait and from Smith Island to the SW by Boyd Strait, was sighted by Smith, 19 February 1819, and roughly charted by sealers from 1820 onwards; called Monroe Island either after James Monroe (1758-1831), President of the United States, 1816-24, or after Palmer's sloop James Monroe (Palmer, 1820-21; Pendleton, 1821-23, 9 November 1821; USAAF chart [LR-]74, 1943); also called President Island (Burdick, 1820-21, 20 January 1821); further charted by RAE, 24 January 1821. Presedent [sic] Island (Burdick, 1820-21, 18 February 1821). Monroe(')s Island (Fildes, 1821c; Morrell, 1832, p.xxi). Munroes [sic] Island (Fildes, 1821b). Presidents Island (Davis, 1821-22, 1 February 1821). The island was later named descriptively Snow Isle (Powell, chart, 1822a). Île Snow (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Basil Halls Island or Hall Island, so called by Weddell after Capt. Basil Hall, RN (Hall Peninsula, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132 and p.142). Basil Halls Insel (Fildes, 1827, third end map). Monron's [sic] Insel (Fildes, 1827, p.454). Schnee Insel [translation of English name] (Fildes, 1827, p.454; Cook, 1903, map following p.x). Snow Island (Fildes, 1827, p.455; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.19; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Snow Island or Basil Hall's Island (Powell, chart, 1828). The position of the island was checked by Foster by observations from different stations on Deception Island in January-March 1829 (Foster, [1829]). Basil Hall Island, Basil Hall or Snow Island (Foster and Kendall, chart, [1829b]; 1829a). Munro's [sic] Island (Fildes, 1829). Basil Hall's or Snow Isle (Powell, chart, 1831). Maloy [=little] Yaroslavets, so called after a town NW of Moscow ([Bellingshausen], 1831a, sheet 62). Isla Snow (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.264). Snow Ön (Ohlin, 1898, p.287). Île de la Neige [translation of English name], Snö Ön, Snow Insel, Isla de Snö (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33; 1904a, Del. 1, end map; 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map; 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Isla Nieve [translation of English name] (Seguí and others, [1907], p.162). Sneeuw Eiland [translation of English name] (Easton, 1913, map facing p.278). Snow Ö (HA chart, 1928). Snow-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Snowöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The island was recharted by DI, 1930-31 (Carey and Nelson, 1931b). Snow Islands [sic], in error (Nelson and others, chart, 1935c). Monroe Island (Snow Island) (USHO, 1943, p.101). Little Yaroslavetz, Snow Island or Little Yaroslav, referring to the RAE name (Debenham, 1945, map facing p.436). Isla de la Nieve (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Isla Monroe, so called "to commemorate the Monroe Doctrine" (1823) (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.198 and end map). Snow Hill Island (q.v.), in error (BA, 1948, p.156). Malyy Yaroslavets (Bellingshausen, 1949, map facing p.336). Ostrov Malyy Yaroslavets (Berg, 1949, p.16). Ostrov Malyy Yaroslavets (Snou) (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). The island was further charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from John Bis- coe, 1951-52 ([Hunt], chart, 1951-52a). Isla Nevada [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, map p.193; Pierrou, 1970, p.547). Wyspa Ma y Jaros awiec (Machowski, 1953, map p.90). Ostrov Snou (Malyy Yaroslavets) (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Isola Snow, Isola Monroe (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9, 12-13). Ostrov Snou (Maloy Yaroslavets) (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Snow Island (Ostrov Malyj Jaroslavec) (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973).

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62° 46' 32.5" S
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61° 22' 59.0" W
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