Name details

Ponton Island

Ponton Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Ponton Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 130255

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

Small island lying 1.5 mi SE of Moureaux Islands near the head of Flandres Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. The name "Islote Solitario" appears for the feature on an Argentine government chart of 1954, but has been rejected to avoid confusion with Solitario Island at 6752S, 6826W. The island was renamed by the UK-APC in 1960, for Mungo Ponton (1802-80), a Scottish inventor who discovered in 1839 that potasium bichromate spread on paper is light sensitive, an important landmark in the development of photography.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 06' 00.0" S
- 65.10000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 05' 00.0" W
- 63.08333°
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-1965

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