Gam Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Gam Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
N side of Esther Harbour, Venus Bay, King George Island, following rough survey by Ferguson in 1913-14, was one of the features called Pyritis Islands, Esther Islands or Pyritic Islands (Pyrites Island, q.v.) (Ferguson, chart, 1918a; 1921, map p.41); photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956 and shown to be a point rather than an island, the ice margin on the SW side probably having advanced; named Gam Point from the term used by sealers and whalers for the occasions when groups of men from several ships met in one of the ships for a gossip, Esther Harbour being an anchorage frequently used by sealers (APC, 1960, p.4; DOS 610 sheet W 62 56, 1968).
No images of this place could be found.