Samiksha Jaiswal

Dundee Island

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Location  Antarctica
Archipelago  Joinville Island group
Population  Uninhabited
Dundee Island

Dundee Island is an ice-covered island lying east of the northeastern tip of Antarctic Peninsula and south of Joinville Island.

Map of Dundee Island, Antarctica

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.

References

Dundee Island Wikipedia


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