Robertson Island

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Robertson Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°10′S 59°37′W / 65.167°S 59.617°W / -65.167; -59.617Coordinates: 65°10′S 59°37′W / 65.167°S 59.617°W / -65.167; -59.617
Length 13 mi (21 km)
Width 6 mi (10 km)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Robertson Island is an ice-covered island, 13 miles (21 km) long in a northwest-southeast direction and 6 miles (9.7 km) wide, lying at the east end of the Seal Nunataks off the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Captain Carl Anton Larsen discovered Robertson Island from the Jason on December 9, 1893.[1] Curious to find out if the volcano was active he skied to the top from the north side of the island, later naming it Mt. Christensen after his longtime partner and majority owner of the Jason, Christen Christensen.[2] Larsen named Robertson Island for William Robertson, co-owner of Woltereck and Robertson.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, William James (2003). Exploring Polar Frontiers A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 373. ISBN 1-57607-422-6. 
  2. ^ Yelverton, David E. (2004). Quest for a phantom strait : the saga of the pioneer Antarctic Peninsula expeditions, 1897-1905. New York: Guildford. pp. Intro XII. ISBN 0-9548003-0-3. Retrieved 25 October 2000. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Robertson Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Sources[edit]

  • Mills, William James (2003). Exploring Polar Frontiers A Historical Encyclopedia. London: ABC-CLIO Publishing. ISBN 1-57607-422-6. 
  • Yelverton, David E. (2004). Quest for a phantom strait : the saga of the pioneer Antarctic Peninsula expeditions, 1897-1905. New York: Guildford. pp. Intro XII. ISBN 0-9548003-0-3. 

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