Peterson Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Peterson Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Rocky island, 2 mi long, with two inlets indenting the N side, lying immediately W of Browning Peninsula in the S part of the Windmill Islands. First mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation HighJump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948. Named by the US-ACAN for Lt. Mendel L. Peterson, USN, supply officer with USN Operation Windmill which established astronomical control stations in the area in January 1948.