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Foster, Port

Foster, Port (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108888

Feature type: Anchorage


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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drowned and breached volcanic crater forming harbour of Deception Island, was discovered by Palmer, 15 November 1820 (Palmer, 1820-21) and charted by Fildes in c. 1821 (Fildes, 1821b, chart [2]); called Deception Harbour (Fanning and Pendleton, 1821), Harbour of Deception (Fildes, 1821b, chart [2]), Port William probably after the brig Williams (Capt. W. Smith) (Clark, 1821), Bay of Deception (Davis, 1821-22, 30 December 1821) or Deception Bays (Pendleton, 1821-23, 30 January 1822); also called Yankee Harbor, erroneously identifying this feature with Yankee Harbour (q.v.), Greenwich Island (Fanning, 1833, p.435); named Port Foster after Cdr H. Foster, RN (Mount Foster, q.v.), who made pendulum and magnetic observations at Pendulum Cove (q.v.) in 1829 (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3202, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.10; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960). H vre Iankee (d'Urville, 1842, p.12). Foster Hafen (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Forster [sic] Hafen (Stefan, 1900, map facing p. 532). Porto Foster (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Puerto Foster (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.371; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.127). Bassin Interieur (Charcot, 1910, p.33). Yankee Harbour (Charcot, [1911b], p.35). Port Foster (Yankee Harbor) (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Foster H. (HA chart, 1928). Foster Harbor (Yoder, 1929, p.219). Deception Harbor (Wilkins, 1930, p.357). Williams Harbour, referring to the name reported to have been given by Capt. W. Smith (Aagaard, 1934, p.417). Yankey Hbr. (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). Port Williams (Martin, 1940, p.548). Port William (Port Foster) (Yankee Harbor) (USHO, 1943, p.104). Port William (Foster) (USAAF chart 1737, 1946). Bahía Foster (Cordovez Madariaga, 1945, p.93). The harbour was charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1948-49. Fondeadero Fontana [=fountain anchorage], referring either to this feature or to Whalers Bay (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1963). Bahía Yankee, as rejected name (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.307). Forster [sic] Bay (Hermosilla, 1976, p.59). The shores of the harbour were designated SSSI No. 21 under the Antarctic Treaty (SPRI, 1986, p.244-45). [For details of survey and occupation see Deception Island, Fumarole Bay, Pendulum Cove, Whalers Bay.]

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62° 57' 00.0" S
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60° 39' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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