Name details

Higdon Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 136931

Feature type: None recorded.

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

An island 1 kilometer long and 62 meters high which is the northernmost of the three Gould Islands (q.v.) in southwestern Marguerite Bay. The island is relatively flat with numerous sharp spires on the southern half. Nautical charts have indicated the possibility of rocks or small islands in the vicinity. Higdon Island was named by US-ACAN (2009). Ship"s First Mate John Higdon was in command of the Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould, January 24, 2009, when he sighted Gould Islands. The individual islands were positioned from the ship on January 29.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 34' 41.0" S
- 68.57806°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
72° 00' 14.0" W
- 72.00389°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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

new feature (R.Payne, 21.1.10)

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Oct-2009

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