Name details

Gaston Islands

Gaston Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Gaston Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 125559

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Two islands and off-lying rocks 1 mi NW of the tip of Reclus Peninsula, off the W coast of Antarctic Peninsula. First charted in 1898 by the BelgAE under Lt. Adrien de Gerlache, who named one of the islands for his brother Gaston. The name was extended to apply to the entire group by the UK-APC in 1960.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 28' 00.0" S
- 64.46667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 50' 00.0" W
- 61.83333°
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:
1-Jan-1952

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