Alfeus Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Alfeus Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The 310 m long in WSW-ENE direction and 120 m wide rocky island lying off the N coast of Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands. Situated 660 m NW of Cape Smith, 3.7 km ENE of Delyan Point and 1.06 km ESE of Barlow Island. Bulgarian mapping in 2009 and 2018.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Alfeus of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas whose ships operated in the waters of South Georgia, Kerguelen, the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula from 1970 to the early 1990s. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.
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