Boggs, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Boggs (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape
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:
E end of Eielson Peninsula, dividing Wilkins Coast from Black Coast, was photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by USAS in December 1940 and called Cape Eielson (USHO chart 5411, 1939; 1943, photograph p.273), a name originating from Wilkin's flight of 1928 (Eielson Peninsula, q.v., for history of this name). Following the conclusions that the feature named by Wilkins must lie N of 70°S and that USAS's Boggs Strait was identical with Stefansson Sound (q.v.), the name of Boggs was transferred to the present feature in the form Cape Boggs, after Samuel Whittemore Boggs (1889-1954), geographical adviser, US Department of State, whose political and geographical studies were used by USAS (USBGN, 1947, p.138; BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; [in 70 33'S 61 23'W] APC, 1955, p.6; [co-ordinates corrected] BAS 250 sheet SR 19-20/12, 1-DOS 1976; APC, 1977, p.6). The cape was further surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in November 1947 (Mason, 1950a, map facing p.151). Cabo Boggs (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.328; Pierrou, 1970, p.208; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.49). Cap Boggs (France. SHM chart 5879, 1956). Mys Bogs (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cape (Eielson) Boggs (USHO, 1961, p.337). The cape was further photographed from the air by USN in 1966.
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