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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Palmer Archipelago (RUS) 64° 15' 00.0" S 62° 00' 00.0" W Archipelago
Name ID: 119838 Place ID: 10847

Palmer Archipelago (GBR) 64° 15' 00.0" S 62° 50' 00.0" W Archipelago
Name ID: 110482 Place ID: 10847

group of islands extending from Tower Island in the NE to Anvers Island in the SW, separated from Graham Land by Orléans Strait and Gerlache Strait, and from Wilhelm Archipelago by Bismarck Strait. In addition to Tower Island and Anvers Island, the group includes: Trinity Island, Hoseason Island, Liège Island, Brabant Island, Wiencke Island and off-liers. The N part of the archipelago, together with the N coast of Trinity Peninsula, was sighted on 17 November 1820 by Capt. Nathaniel Brown Palmer (1799-1877), American sealer and the name Palmer's Land was later applied to the land sighted. Foster on his voyage of 1829 applied the name Prince William(')s Land collectively to the N part of the archipelago and the N part of Danco Coast, after Prince William, Duke of Clarence. The feature was shown to be an archipelago by GAE, in 1873 Palmer Archipelago (GBR chart, 1901); [extending from Hoseason Island to Anvers Island] APC, 1953; [as now defined] APC, 1962. For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Palmer Archipelago (USA) 64° 15' 00.0" S 62° 50' 00.0" W Archipelago
Name ID: 129809 Place ID: 10847

Group of islands extending from Tower Island in the N to Anvers Island in the S, lying NW of Antarctic Peninsula, from which it is separated by Gerlache Strait. Named by Gerlache, leader of the BelgAE, 1897-99, for Capt. Nathaniel Palmer who navigated these waters in 1820.

Palmer, archipiélago de (ARG) 64° 10' 00.0" S 62° 00' 00.0" W Archipelago
Name ID: 101768 Place ID: 10847

Palmer, Archipiélago de (CHL) 64° 15' 00.0" S 62° 50' 00.0" W Archipelago
Name ID: 106051 Place ID: 10847

Denominado por el teniente Adrien de Gerlache, jefe de la Expedición Belga de 1897-1899, por el capitán Nathaniel B. Palmer, quien fue el primer hombre que navegó estas aguas. Situado al NW de la costa de Danco, separado de ella por el estrecho De Gerlache, al W de la península Tierra de O'Higgins. Se compone de un grupo numeroso de islas, las principales son Hoseason, Lieja, Brabante, Anvers y Wiencke. Estas islas son de aspecto sucio, despiden rocas en todo su perímetro, son casi inabordables.

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