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Inverleith Harbour

Inverleith Harbour (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Inverleith Harbour  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109471

Feature type: Harbour


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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on S side of Discovery Sound between Briggs Peninsula and Andrews Point, Anvers Island, was used in whaling operations from c. 1912 and roughly charted by the whalers (Ferguson, 1918b); named Leith Harbour, after Leith, Scotland, home port of the whaling firm Christian Salvesen and Company, which operated in the area (Lester's amendments to Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 1948, p.193); also called Inverleith by the whalers, "inver" meaning "mouth of a river" in Gaelic. Leith H. (HA chart, 1928). Leith (Inverleith) Harbour (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929). Leith Harbor (Inverleith Harbor) (USHO, 1943, p.126). Leith (Inverleith) Harbor (USHO chart 6650, 1946). Bahía Leith (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Puerto Leith (Chile. DNH chart 510, 1947). Puerto Goldriz (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.265). Inverleith (Leith) Harbour (BA, 1954, p.49). The bay was officially renamed Inverleith Harbour (APC, 1955, p.12; BA chart 3213, 23.iii.1956; 3566, 16.x.1959). Inverleith Harbor (USBGN, 1956, p.169). Leith Harbor, as rejected name (USBGN, 1956, p.169). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Puerto General Arenales, after Gen. Antonio Alvarez de Arenales (1770-1831), Spanish soldier who served with Argentine patriots in Peru and was Governor of the province of Salta, where he organized guerilla groups in the War of Independence (Argentina. MM chart 129, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.388). Bahía Inverleith (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.160). Inverlieth [sic] Harbor (USHO, 1962, p.154). Puerto Inverleith, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.160).

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64° 32' 00.0" S
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62° 59' 00.0" W
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