This page presents the geographical name data for Marie Island in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Marie Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9396
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 07' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.1166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): An island 2 mi long, which lies immediately N of Cape Evensen, Graham Land. The name "Pointe Marie," after the elder sister of Dr. Jean B. Charcot, was applied by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) (1903-05) to a point on the coast close N of Cape Evensen. After the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) (1908-10) Charcot re-applied the name to the S tip of an island, "Ile Waldeck-Rousseau," in approximately the same latitude. Correlating its survey with those of Charcot, the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) (1934-37) identified "Ile Waldeck-Rousseau" as Waldeck-Rousseau Peak on the mainland. The most prominent feature near the peak requiring a name is the island described. The name Marie Island for this feature preserves Charcot's naming in the locality.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data