Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishBooth IslandSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
FrenchWandel, IleSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
GermanBoothinselSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
SpanishBooth, IslaSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
EnglishWandel PeakFederaal wetenschapsbeleid (2008). Four maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. (look up in IMIS)   
EnglishWandel IslandFederaal wetenschapsbeleid (2008). Four maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. (look up in IMIS)   
DutchWandel eilandFederaal wetenschapsbeleid (2008). Four maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. (look up in IMIS)   
PlaceType Island 
Latitude 65° 5' 0" S (-65.0833333°)  
Longitude 64° 1' 0" W (-64.0166667°)  
Source SCAR Composite Gazetteer, available online at
Notes General information: Separated from Graham Coast by Lemaire Channel, was discovered by GAE, 1873-74, in 1874 and named Booth-Insel by PolarschifffahrtsGesellschaft of Hamburg, probably after Oskar Booth or Stanley Booth (or both), members of the Hamburg Geographical Society at that time (GER map, 1875); roughly charted as a new discovery by BeAE in 1898 and renamed Île Wandel, after Carl Frederick Wandel (1843-1930), Danish Arctic explorer and hydrographer, who assisted the expedition and supplied surplus equipment from the Danish Ingolf expeditions of 1895 and 1896 (BEL chart, 1899). Wandel Island (GBR map in book, 1900). In 1904 the island was recharted as GAE's original discovery by FAE, 1903-05, which wintered at Français Cove on the N coast of the island, but to avoid confusion BeAE's name was retained (FRA book, 1906). Booth(-)Wandel Island (GBR book, 1911). Booth (Wandell) Island (GBR report, 1916). Booth Island (GBR chart, 1929; GBR gaz., 1955). In 1938 the UK Antarctic Names Sub-Committee decided to retain both names on GBR charts. In 1949 GBR approved the single name Booth Island. The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.Booth Island 65°05'S 64°00'W (    
Belgica information: Y-shaped island, 5 mi long and rising to 980 m, in the NE part of the Wilhelm Archipelago. Discovered and named by a German expedition under Dallmann 1873-74, probably or Oskar Booth or Stanley Booth, or both, members of the Hamburg Geographical Society at that time. The US-ACAN has rejected the name Wandel Island, applied by the BelgAE, 1897-99, in favor of the original naming    
Belgica information: Peak, 980 m, standing 1 km south of Gourdon Peak and marking the highest point on Booth Island in the Wilhelm Archipelago. In 1898, the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache charted this area and applied the name “Ile Wandel” to this island which Dallmann had named Booth in 1873- 1874. Although Booth later became established as the name of the island, Gerlache’s naming has been preserved in the name for its highest peak. Carl F. Wandel (1843-1930) was Director of the Danish Hydrographic Service and assisted in preparations for the Belgian expedition.     
Part of  Wilhelm Archipelago (Archipelago)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2006-04-06 14:59:04 by Deckers Pieter
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