Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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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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Feature type: Island
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:
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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