Doubtful Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Doubtful Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
An island between Capes Adare and Downshire was reported by Ross in 1841 as being either an island or a large berg with mud and rocks upon it. The ship, Southern Cross, on 9 February 1900, and the Discovery, in January 1902, passed close to its charted position but saw no sign of it. Shackleton's map in "The Heart of the Antarctic", published in 1909, shows the island. The ship, Terra Nove, in 1911 - 12, passed several times close to the assigned position and saw no evidence of an island, and the Star II in January 1924 did likewise. The existence of the island is therefore extremely doubtful.
No images of this place could be found.