Name details

Forbes Point

Forbes Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Forbes Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108866

Feature type: Point

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

E entrance point of Lester Cove, Andvord Bay, Danco Coast, was roughly charted in 1913-14 by Ferguson, who applied the name Forbes Hill to a spur of the plateau escarpment S of the point, possibly after J.D. Forbes (Forbes Glacier, q.v.) (Ferguson, chart, 1918a; 1921, map p.46). Forbes-Berg (Kosack, 1955a, map p.220). Forbes Point, referring to the present feature following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57 (APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Cabo Vidal, so called by AAE after a deputy of the Argentine junta in 1813 (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter V).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 53' 00.0" S
- 64.88333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 32' 00.0" W
- 62.53333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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