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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Laurie Island (RUS) 60° 44' 00.0" S 44° 35' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 118987 Place ID: 8190

Laurie Island (GBR) 60° 44' 00.0" S 44° 37' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 109757 Place ID: 8190

E-most of the South Orkney Islands, was charted at its W end in December 1821 by Powell, who assumed that he had discovered either a single island or one of several islands trending E-ward (he did not circumnavigate it); named Laurie's Island after Richard Holmes Laurie (1766-1858), English chart publisher who prepared and issued Powell's charts (Powell, chart, 1822a; 1822b, p.10); charted in its entirety by Weddell in January 1823; called Weddell's Island (Weddell, chart, [?1824a]), later changed to Melville's Island after the 2nd Viscount Melville (Cape Melville, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.25). IÎle Laurie's (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Melvilles Insel (Weddell, 1827, second end map). IÎle Laurie (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Laurie Island (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 1775, 17.viii.1934; APC, 1955, p.13). Lauries Island (Blunt, chart, 1864). Laurie Insel, Melville-Insel (Neumayer, 1872a, Tafel 2 and p.132). Lauri [sic] Insel (Haardt, map, 1895). The island was partially triangulated and mapped by SNAE in 1903 (Brown and others, 1906). Laurie Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 2, end map). Isla Laurie (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.474). Laurie Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Isla Lurie [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.9). Laurie-Øen (Holtedahl and Mosby, 1928, p.236). Laurie Öya (Sørlle, chart, [1930]). Isola Laurie (Passera, 1932). The island was recharted by DI in 1933-34. Groupe Laurie (France. SHM, 1937, p.388). Melville Island, referring to the name used by Weddell (France. SHM, 1937, p.387; BA, 1948, p.131). Laurie Isle, Melville's I. (Hobbs, 1939a, p.42). Laurie (Argentina. MM, 1945, p.279). Laurie Islands, in error (BA, 1948, p.131). Ostrov Lori (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). Wyspa Laurie (Machowski, 1953, p.46). [For history of occupation of the island

Laurie Island (USA) 60° 44' 00.0" S 44° 37' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 127846 Place ID: 8190

An irregularly-shaped island, 12.5 mi long in an E-W direction, being the easternmost of the South Orkney Islands. Discovered in December 1821 in the course of the joint cruise by Capt. George Powell, British sealer, and Capt. Nathaniel Palmer, American sealer. R.H. Laurie, Chartseller to the Admiralty, published a chart of the South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, and the NE end of the Antarctic Peninsula on Nov. 1, 1822, based on the exploration of Powell, Palmer and other sealers then in this area. The island was surveyed in 1903 by the ScotNAE under W.S. Bruce.

Laurie, isla (ARG) 60° 45' 00.0" S 44° 35' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 101347 Place ID: 8190

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