Map of Graham Land, showing Dundee Island (5)
Location in Antarctica
|Archipelago||Joinville Island group|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
On January 8, 1893, during the Dundee Antarctic Whaling Expedition, the island was named by Captain Thomas Robertson of the Active and named for their home in Dundee, Scotland. The expedition was made up of three other vessels in an unsuccessful search for commercial whales.
It is from this island that the American businessman Lincoln Ellsworth, accompanied by the pilot Herbert Hollick-Kenyon, took off on the 23 November 1935 for the first crossing of the Antarctic by plane.
- Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
- List of Antarctic islands south of 60° S
- Territorial claims in Antarctica
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