Name details

Vortex Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133321

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

Island 0.5 mi long and 245 m high, lying in the NE part of Prince Gustav Channel about 2 mi WSW of Corry Island, close S of Trinity Peninsula. Islands in this area were first seen by a party under J. Gunnar Andersson of the SwedAE, 1901-04. Vortex Island was first charted by the FIDS in August 1945. The FIDS survey party was forced to lie idle there by a whirlwind snowstorm, thus suggesting the name.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 44' 00.0" S
- 63.73333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 38' 00.0" W
- 57.63333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
245 m
Unknown precision

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-1963

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