Name details

Bluff Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107846

Feature type: Bluff

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

forming SW entrance of Hughes Bay, Danco Coast, was sighted from the sealer Sprightly (Capt. E. Hughes) in 1824 (Powell, chart, 1828); roughly mapped by BeAE as part of the mainland; charted as an island prior to 1938 (BA chart 3205, 2.ix.1938); called Islote Teniente Kopaitic by CAE, 1947, after Tte 1° B. Kopaitic O. (Kopaitic Island, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947); called Isla Murray in association with Cape Murray (q.v.) (Argentina. MM chart EE, 1954; Pierrou, 1970, p.536); photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956-57; named Bluff Island to preserve the original naming of Cape Murray (APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Isla Gándara, after Capt. (N) J. Gándara B. (Gándara Island, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.134). Isla Teniente Kopaitic, Islote Kopaitic, Teniente Kopaitic, as rejected names (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.134, 172, 284).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 22' 00.0" S
- 64.36667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 34' 00.0" W
- 61.56667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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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:
23-Sep-1960

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