Smyley Island

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

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

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Place ID: 13555
Name ID: 111241

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.

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forming SW side of Ronne Entrance, English Coast, and lying between Carroll Inlet and Stange Sound, was seen from the air by USAS in December 1940 but not recognized as an island. The name Cape Ashley Snow was applied to ice shelf projecting from the NW part of the island after Ashley C. Snow (Snow Nunataks, q.v.) (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942), but this name was later changed to Cape Smiley [sic] after Capt. William Horton Smyley, Master of the sealing ship Ohio from Newport, RI, who visited the South Shetland Islands (landing at Deception Island) and Palmer Archipelago, and may have sailed further S-ward, 1841-42; US Commercial Agent in the Falkland Islands in 1853 (USAAF chart [LR-]74, 1943; USBGN, 1947, p.233; 1949, p.51). The name of Smyley in the form Smilies [sic] Island, for a feature in c. 72°S, S of Alexander Island, appears on a globe, made by Gilman Joslin of Boston and copyrighted by Charles Copley in Washington in 1852 (now in the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia), but it cannot necessarily be inferred from this that Smyley sailed S of Alexander Island (Balch, 1909b, p.37). Cape Snow (Ronne, 1945, map p.14). Cabo Smiley [sic] (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Kapp Smiley [sic] (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Cap Smiley [sic] (France. SHM chart 5879, 1956). Cape Smyley (USBGN, 1956, p.284; NGS map, 1957b). Capo Smiley [sic] (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 6). Mys Stayli [sic] (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cabo Smyley (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.204; IHA, 1974, p.264). Mys Smayli (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). Following air photography by USN, 1965-66, the name of Smyley was transferred to the island delineated from the photographs. Smyley Island (USGS sketch map Bryan Coast-Ellsworth Land, 1968; USBGN, 1969, p.181; APC, 1975, p.5; BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). Ashley Snow Island, in error (Fullard and Darby, 1973, map 15).

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72° 55' 00.0" S
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78° 00' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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