Name details

Martin Islands

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 128489

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

Group of islands and rocks 5 mi in extent lying 5 mi E of the N part of Renaud Island and 1 mi W of Vieugue Island in Grandidier Channel. A group of islands to the N of "Pitt Island" was roughly charted and named Martin Islands for Capt. Martin, Argentine Navy, by the FrAE, 1903-05, under Charcot. Aerial surveys have shown that what appeared to be one large island, Pitt, is actually a group of small islands. As they lie in one group with no logical division between them, the earlier name of Pitt was amended to Pitt Islands and extended to cover all the islands N of Renaud Island. The name Martin Islands was transferred to the group now described in order to preserve Charcot's name in the area.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 37' 00.0" S
- 65.61667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 22' 00.0" W
- 65.36667°
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:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1950

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