Pourquoi Pas Island

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

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

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Place ID: 11534
Name ID: 110694

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

in NE corner of Marguerite Bay, Fallières Coast, between Bigourdan Fjord and Bourgeois Fjord, separated from Blaiklock Island by The Narrows, was roughly charted on its SW side by FAE, 1908-10, but not recognized as an island; mapped as an island by BGLE in 1936 and named after the FAE three-masted schooner Pourquoi-Pas? (Dr J.-B. Charcot, Charcot Bay, q.v.) (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.432; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; DCS 601 sheet 67 66, 1954; APC, 1955, p.17; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978). IÎle du Pourquoi Pas? (Rouch, 1944, map p.13). Isla Jenny, in error (Jenny Island, q.v.) (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Isla Porquoi [sic] Pas (Vila Labra, 1947, map p.203). Isla Pourquoi(-)Pas (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.599). The island was re-surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49. Pourquoi-Pas (Argentina. IGM map 3762, 1958; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.230). Ostrov Purkua-Pa (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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Location

Latitude:
67° 41' 00.0" S
- 67.68333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 30' 00.0" W
- 67.50000°
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:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

Related information

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