Garnerin Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Garnerin 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.
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SW entrance point of Plata Passage, Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Danco Island", 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, named after André Jacques Garnerin (1769-1823), French physicist and aeronaut, the first man to make a successful descent from a free balloon by parachute, 22 October 1797 (APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Garnèrin [sic] Point (USOO chart 6945, 1963).
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