Name details

Beak Island

Beak Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Beak Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107712

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

N side of Prince Gustav Channel, Trinity Peninsula, was sighted by SwAE in 1902-03; following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1945, named from its position grouped with Eagle Island, Tail Island and Egg Island (q.v.) (APC, 1955, p.5; BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Isla Beak (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951; IHA, 1974, p.42). Beak (Anderson, 1957, p.123). Isla Pico [=peak island] (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.590). Isla Acantilados [=accessible island] (Argentina. IAA map, [1959b]). Ostrov Bik (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 37' 00.0" S
- 63.61667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 18' 00.0" W
- 57.30000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
21-Nov-1949

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