SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Horseshoe Island (RUS) 67° 47' 00.0" S 67° 15' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 118513 Place ID: 6623

Horseshoe Island (GBR) 67° 51' 00.0" S 67° 12' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 109384 Place ID: 6623

between Bourgeois Fjord and Square Bay, Fallières Coast, was surveyed by BGLE in 1936-37 and so named from its shape (Rymill, 1938b; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; DCS 601 sheet 67 66, 1954; APC, 1955, p.12; DOS 310 Horseshoe Island sheet, 1961); resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-50, and from the FIDS station on this island, 1955-57, when the shape was found to be less like a horseshoe than originally believed. Horshoe [sic] Island (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). IÎle du Fer Cheval [translation of English name] (Rouch, 1944, map p.13). Isla Herradura [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947; BA, 1966, p.27; Pierrou, 1970, p.424; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.151). Isla Horseshoe (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949). The FIDS station was established at Sally Cove (q.v.), 11 March 1955, and occupied continuously until evacuated, 21 August 1960. Hesteskoøya [translation of English name] (Fuchs and Hillary, 1958b, p.59). Paardehoef Eiland [translation of English name] (Knapp, 1958, p.582). Ostrov Khorsshu (Nudel'man, 1960, loose map). Horseshoe Islands [sic] (SPRI, 1961b, p.394). Horseshoe-Legység (Fuchs and Hillary, 1962, p.243).

Horseshoe Island (USA) 67° 51' 00.0" S 67° 12' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 126718 Place ID: 6623

Island 6.5 mi long and 3 mi wide occupying most of the entrance to Square Bay, along the W coast of Graham Land. Discovered and named by the BGLE under Rymill who mapped this area by land and from the air in 1936-37. Its name is indicative of the crescentic alignment of the 600 to 900 m peaks which give a comparable shape to the island.

Horseshoe Island (Base Y) /Brit./ (RUS) 67° 49' 00.0" S 67° 18' 00.0" W
Name ID: 118514 Place ID: 6624

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