Clothier Harbour (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Clothier Harbour (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Harbour
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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SW of Hammer Point, Robert Island, was discovered and charted by nineteenth-century sealers, who knew it as "the safest harbour on the North side of [the South] Shetland [Islands] that is clear of Ice" (Fildes, 1821c); named Clothier Harbor (Burdick, 1820-21, 2 February 1821; [incorrectly applied on N coast of Nelson Island] Balch, 1904, map facing p.81; [correctly applied] USHO, 1943, p.95; USBGN, 1956, p.87) or Clothier Harbour (Fildes, 1821c; Sherratt, 1821, map facing col. 1215-16; Davis, 1821-22, 15 November 1821; [incorrectly shown immediately SW of Catharina Point] BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; [correctly shown] APC, 1955, p.7; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968), after the American ship Clothier (Capt. AbrahamB. Clark) of Stonington, wrecked here, 9 December 1820. Clotheir [sic] Harbour (Fildes, 1821a). Clothiers' Harbour (Powell, 1822b, p.5). Clothier's Harbour (Powell, chart, 1822a). Havre Clothier (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Clothier Hafen, Clothier Hafn (Fildes, 1827, p.462, third end map). Ship Harbor, used by A.S. Palmer in 1830 in reference to the wreck of Clothier (Balch, 1909a, p.487). Clothier H. (HA chart, 1928). Puerto Clothier, incorrectly shown immediately SW of Catharina Point (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.251). The harbour was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Caleta Clothier (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.94; IHA, 1974, p.78).
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