Name details

Foyn Point

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108899

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

N entrance point of Exasperation Inlet, Oscar II Coast. Following his flight on 20 December 1928, Wilkins reported an island in c. 66°30'S 62°30'W to which he applied the name Foyn Island, in association with Foyn Coast (q.v.), which he showed lying further W than charted by NWE, 1893-94 (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; 1948, p.12). Wordie (1929, second map facing p.304) used the name New Island presumably for the same feature but shown in c. 67°05'S 62°00'W. Isla Foyn (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Following survey of the area by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947 and comparison of a photograph by Wilkins (1929, Fig. 26, p.365) with FIDS photographs, the present feature was identified as the SE extremity of the feature originally named by Wilkins, but lying c. 165km NNE of the position reported by him. Foyn Point (BA chart 3570, 27.vi.1952; APC, 1955, p.10; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961). Punta Foyn (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.325; Pierrou, 1970, p.373; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.128). Further survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1955 showed that the feature is the SE point of a promontory and not of an island. Mys Foyn (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 15' 00.0" S
- 65.25000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 37' 00.0" W
- 61.61667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
22-Jan-1951

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