Pickwick Island

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

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

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Place ID: 11241
Name ID: 130118

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

The largest of the Pitt Islands, in the Biscoe Islands. Very roughly charted by the BGLE under Rymill, 1934-37. More accurately shown on an Argentine government chart of 1957. Named by the UK-APC in 1959 after Samuel Pickwick, founder of the Pickwick Club in Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 29' 00.0" S
- 65.48333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 38' 00.0" W
- 65.63333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
1-Jan-1965

Related information

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