Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Smith Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Smith 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:
SW-most of the South Shetland Islands, separated from Snow Island to NE by Boyd Strait; rises to c. 2100m at Mount Foster; was roughly charted by William Smith at Cape Smith in October 1819; further charted in 1820 by American sealers and by Weddell, who made a landing near Cape James; called Mount Pisgah Island by Sheffield, 1820, in association with Mount Pisgah Smith's Island, so named after Capt. William Smith (1790-1847), Master of the brig Williams of Blyth, who discovered the South Shetland Islands, 19 February 1819. Smith Island (GBR chart, 1839 [in 62°56'S 62°28'W]; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1953). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.
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