Name details

Ephraim Bluff

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108697

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

SW point of Greenwich Island, on McFarlane Strait, was roughly charted and called Mount Ephraim by American sealers, who used it as a lead mark for Yankee Harbour to the NW, in reference to the biblical feature (Fildes, 1821b; BA, 1916, p.391), but the name was later thought to refer to a hill inland of the bluff (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.9). Berg Ephraim (Fildes, 1827, p.460). The feature was recharted by DI in 1935. Mont Ephraim (France. SHM, 1937, p.395). Monte Ephraim (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.115). Monte Efraim (Argentina. MM chart ALFA, 1954). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, the feature was renamed Ephraim Bluff (APC, 1962, p.12; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968). Monte Efraín (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.67; Pierrou, 1970, p.335). Monte Ephraín (Argentina. MM chart 138, 1957).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 33' 17.0" S
- 62.55472°
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Longitude:
59° 43' 10.7" W
- 59.71964°
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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:
8-Sep-1953

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