Coupvent Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Coupvent 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:
N coast of Trinity Peninsula, was charted by FAE, 1837-40, in February 1838 and named Cap Legoupil, Cap Le Goupil or Cap Goupil (d'Urville, 1838, map facing p.1170; 1842, p.155; Vincendon-Dumoulin, 1847, Pl. 8), but this name came to be incorrectly identified with the feature 17km to the WSW (Cape Legoupil, q.v.). Following surveys by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47, and air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, the present feature was renamed Coupvent Point, after Enseigne de Vaisseau August-Elie-Aimé Coupvent-Desbois (b. 1814), of Zélée and later of Astrolabe, whose name was originally applied by FAE to one of the Duroch Islands (q.v.) (APC, 1964, p.3; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974).
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