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Cape Howard

Howard, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Howard  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109400

Feature type: Cape


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 Lamplugh Inlet and N entrance point of Odom Inlet, Black Coast, was photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by USAS in December 1940; called Cape Rusty after a sledge dog which was lost here (USHO, 1943, p.274; Ronne, 1948b, map p.357). At the same time and in the same area the name Howard Bay was applied to the recession in the coast between Cape Bryant (q.v.) and Cape Knowles (q.v.), after August Howard (1910-89), Founder of the American Polar Society in 1934 (Secretary from 1934) and Editor, Polar Times, from 1935 (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). The name Howard Island was later applied to a feature in c. 72°40'S 59°00'W. Following further survey by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947, the feature called Cape Rusty was identified and located. It was also found that, owing to an error in navigation during the USAS flight of 1940, certain features in the area had been plotted in two separate localities and that Howard Island was identical with Cape Darlington (q.v.). Cabo Rusty (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1949). For the sake of historical continuity and in accordance with the policy of not naming features after sledge dogs, the name of Howard was transferred to the present feature. Cape Howard (APC, 1955, p.12; DCS 601 sheet 71 60, 1955; BAS 250 sheet SR 19-20/16, 1-DOS 1976). Cabo Howard (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.192; Pierrou, 1970, p.432; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.156). Cape (Rusty) Howard (USHO, 1961, p.338). Mys Govard (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Bahía Howard, as rejected name (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.156).

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71° 25' 00.0" S
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61° 09' 00.0" W
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