Name details

Wednesday Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133527

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 1 mi long, at the E end of Wauwermans Islands in the N part of Wilhelm Archipelago. The Wauwermans Islands were discovered by the German expedition under Dallmann, 1873-74, and were later roughly mapped by the BelgAE under Gerlache, 1897-99, and the FrAE under Charcot, 1903-05. Wednesday Island was charted by the BGLE, 1934-37, under Rymill, and so named because it was first sighted on a Wednesday.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 56' 00.0" S
- 64.93333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 45' 00.0" W
- 63.75000°
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-1953

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