Benson Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Benson Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
SW point of Rugged Island, off Livingston Island, was called Cabo Hooker presumably in error for Cape Hooker (q.v.) (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map); photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-58; in association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers in this area, named after Elof Benson, First Mate and keeper of the log-book (made available by his descendants) in the American brig Hersilia from Stonington, Mass., who visited the South Shetland Islands in 1819-20 and 1820-21 (APC, 1959a, p.4; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Punta Benson (Argentina. AA, 1991, p. 7).
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