Isla Guy Fawkes
Isla Guy Fawkes (also known as Guy Fawkes Island) is a collection of two crescent shaped islands and two small rocks north-west of Santa Cruz Island, in the Galápagos Islands, which are part of Ecuador. It is uninhabited, but known to be used by scuba divers who amongst other things view the underwater zoanthids near it.
William Beebe visited the islands and makes mention of them in his book Galapagos: World's End, he described the cliffs as majestic and made of stratified layers of volcanic tuff. He also noted a population of sealions.
The island is perhaps best known and most noted for its name; which is derived from a controversial historical English figure. Guy Fawkes, the man it is named after was a Roman Catholic revolutionary who had attempted to carry out the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
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- Beebe, William. Galapagos: World's End. Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0-486-25642-9.
- "Island Names and Their Derivations". Galapagos.to. 24 October 2007.
- "Transplanted Englishman brings countryís Guy Fawkes party tradition to Burnsville". ThisWeek-Online.com. 24 October 2007.
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