Scott Island


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Scott Island

 

an island in the Pacific zone of the Southern Ocean; located about 600 km from Cape Adare, which is situated at the northeastern tip of Victoria Land. Scott Island is about 4 km long and 2 km wide. It is composed of basalts and is amost entirely covered with ice. The island was discovered in 1902 by W. Colbeck, captain of a ship on a British antarctic expedition, and was named in honor of R. F. Scott.

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Seabirds and pinnipeds of Sartine Island, Scott Island group, British Columbia.
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Purists will tell you that the actual spot where the sun first hits the earth on 1 January 2000 will be somewhere in the Southern Ocean, north of Scott Island. As it travels on, it will shine down on a bewildering array of monuments to the new Millennium--from a gold-encased capstone on Egypt's great pyramid to a 72-foot-high hourglass in Paris, which will dribble its way through 100 tonnes of sand.
If you really want to be the first to see the sun rise in 2,000 you'd have to be in a boat in Southern Ocean, near Scott Island.
On Canada's costs from the massive 1989 Washington oil spill that spanned from Newport, Oregon, to the Scott Islands (north of Vancouver Island).
We advanced, held our positions and counter marched a distance equal to Ladysmith up to the Scott Islands into North Korea and back down to Nanaimo.
At the risk of boring some of you, my rifle company probably marched during our tour a distance equal to that from Victoria to the Scott Islands at the north end of Vancouver Island and back down to Nanaimo.
GW Kaiser (in litt., 2 March 2005) observed at least 32 family groups during a cruise from northeastern Dixon Entrance through Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound to the Scott Islands off northern Vancouver Island between 17 and 22 June 1999.