Name details

Bigo Bay

Bigo Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Bigo Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107794

Feature type: Bay

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

off Grandidier Channel, Graham Coast, was sighted by FAE, 1903-05, and together with Leroux Bay (q.v.) named Baie Leroux (Charcot, 1906b, p.475; 1906a, map facing p.316); roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10 (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 3); following survey by BGLE, 1935-36, separately named Bigo Bay in association with Mount Bigo (q.v.) (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; APC, 1955, p.5; DOS sheet W 65 64, 1959). Bahïa de Bigo (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96). Bahïa Bigo (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.202; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.46). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956-57. Bukhta Bigo (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 44' 00.0" S
- 65.73333°
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Longitude:
64° 28' 00.0" W
- 64.46667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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