Name details

Curtiss Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108391

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

SW of Cape Andreas, Davis Coast, was roughly charted by AAE, 1951-52, and called Bahía In til [=useless bay] because of its poor holding ground and lack of shelter (Argentina. MM chart KAPPA, 1952; Pierrou, 1970, p.440); photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Portal Point", 1957-58; in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, named after Glenn Curtiss (1878-1930), American aeronautical engineer who developed seaplanes from 1911 onwards (APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Bahía Guesalaga, so called by CAE, 1947, after F. Guesalaga Toro (Guesalaga Peninsula, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961; IHA, 1974, p.144)

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 03' 00.0" S
- 64.05000°
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Longitude:
60° 47' 00.0" W
- 60.78333°
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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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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