Jonassen Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Jonassen Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
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:
Island 2.5 mi long, lying 0.5 mi N of Andersson Island in the S entrance to Antarctic Sound, off the NE tip of Antarctic Peninsula. This island was named Irizar Island by the SwedAE, 1901-04, under Nordenskjold, for Capt. Julian Irizar of the Argentine ship Uruguay, who rescued the shipwrecked SwedAE in 1903. In 1904 Dr. Jean B. Charcot, apparently unaware of the Swedish naming, gave the name Irizar to an island off the W coast of Antarctic Peninsula. Since it is confusing to have two islands in close proximity identically named, and because Charcot's Irizar Island has appeared more widely on maps and in reports, the US-ACAN accepts the decision of the UK-APC that the name given this island by Nordenskjold be altered. The new name commemorates Ole Jonassen, who accompanied Nordenskjold on his two principal sledge journeys in 1902-03.
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