Ernest Legouve Reef
|Ernest Legouve Reef|
Ernest Legouve Rock on 1921 Pacific map
Located in the South Pacific (south of French Tuamotu islands and east of New Zealand) Ernest‑Legouvé Reef was reported in 1902 by the unnamed captain of the French ship Ernest‑Legouvé. The reef was about 100 metres long and another reef was sighted near it. The reef was recorded in Paris Notice to Mariners 164/1122/1902, and the International Hydrographic Bureau stated it on February 9, 1957 giving an estimated position of . It was searched for in 1982 and 1983, but not found leading to it being considered a phantom island. Nevertheless, it is marked in the 2005 edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World.
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