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Fumarole Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108940

Feature type: Bay


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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W side of Port Foster (q.v.), Deception Island, was called Bahai 1° de Mayo or Bahía Primero de Mayo by AAE, 1942-43, after the expedition ship 1° de Mayo, which sank near Monte Hermoso off the coast of Argentina, 5 February 1944 (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1944; Pierrou, 1970, p. 601). An Argentine station, called "1° de Mayo", was established on the bay, 20 November 1947; later called "Destacamento Naval Decepción" (Pierrou, 1970, p.298) or "Decepción", 25 January 1948. Caleta Primero de Mayo (Cordini, 1955, p. 167). Following survey by FIDS, 1953-54, and air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, the bay was named Fumarole Bay because the most active fumarole on the island is situated there (APC 1959a, p.6; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960). "Primero de Mayo" (USHO 1962, p. 133) Bahía Fumerolas (Casertano, 1964. map p. 34). Primero de Mayo Bay (USBGN, 1965, p. 104). "Deseps'yon" referring to the Argentine station (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). The Argentine station was closed to permanent occupation following the volcanic eruption on the island, 4 December 1967, but has been used in certain seasons since that time. Bahía Fumerola (González-Ferrán, 1971, p.7). "Decepcion", referring to the Argentine station (Soviet Union, GUGK map 221, 1973; BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). "Decepción Base" referring to the Argentine station (BA, 1974, p.172).

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62° 57' 57.6" S
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60° 42' 00.0" W
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