Hell Gates (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Hell Gates (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
boat passage between the rocks off Devils Point, Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, was known to the nineteenth-century sealers and evidently used as a short cut between New Plymouth and South Beaches, which was negotiable by a whaleboat but not by a shallop or brig; described as a place "where many boats and lives have been lost" and named Hell-Gates (Fildes, 1821c, p.), Hells Gates (Fildes, 1821b) or Hell Gates (Powell, chart, 1822a; Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a). Höllenrachen [=jaws of hell] (Fildes, 1827, p.454). The following forms of the name were later applied to the SE part of Morton Strait (q.v.). Höllenthor [=hell gate] (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p. 304). Hell Gates (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.11; BA chart 3205, 15.iii.1957). Hell Gates (Morton Strait) (USAAF chart 1737, 1946). Puertas del Infierno [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). The name Hell Gates was also applied to the chain of small islands and rocks across the E entrance of Morton Strait (USBGN, 1956, p.156). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-7, and ground survey by FIDS in 1958, the name Hell Gates was re-applied to the boat passage (APC, 1959b, p.13; USBGN, 1981, p.373). Khell Geyts, referring to strait between Livingston Island and Deception Island (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
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