Name details

Watkins Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133464

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

Low, ice-covered island 5 mi long, lying 3 mi SW of Lavoisier Island in the Biscoe Islands. The island was first mapped by the FrAE under Charcot, 1903-05 and 1908-10, but remained unnamed until resighted by the BGLE under Rymill, 1934-37. He gave the name Mikkelsen Island after Ejnar Mikkelsen, Danish Arctic explorer. In applying the name, Rymill was unaware of the existence of Mikkelsen Islands 75 mi southwestward, named in 1908-10 by Charcot. To avoid confusion of the two, the UK-APC recommended in 1952 that the Rymill naming be amended. The new name, Watkins Island, commemorates Henry G. Watkins, leader of the British Arctic Air Route Expedition, 1930-31. A new feature, Mikkelsen Bay (q.v.), has been named for Ejnar Mikkelsen.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 22' 00.0" S
- 66.36667°
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Longitude:
67° 06' 00.0" W
- 67.10000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1953

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