Mariner Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Mariner Islands (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:
Group of rocky islands and rocks forming the north-central group of the Highjump Archipelago, bounded by Edisto Channel on the W, Gossard Channel on the S, and Remenchus Glacier on the east. Mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation HighJump, 1946-47, and named by the US-ACAN to commemorate the discovery of a large ice-free region at the W end of the Knox Coast by the crew of the PBM-Martin Mariner seaplane commanded by D.E. Bunger. During photographic reconnaissance of this coastal area in January 1947, the aircraft landed on one of the inlets indenting the Bunger Hills and ground-level photographs and water samples were obtained at that time.