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Joerg Peninsula

Joerg Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Joerg Peninsula  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109535

Feature type: Peninsula


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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between Trail Inlet and Sol- berg Inlet, Bowman Coast, terminating in Three Slice Nunatak, was probably seen from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928; photographed from the air from the SW by Ellsworth, 21 November 1935 (Joerg, 1936, Fig. 4, p.345); roughly mapped from the air photographs (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444); again photographed from the air by USAS in September 1940, and surveyed by a sledge party from the same expedition in December 1940, when what was considered to be the E point of the peninsula was called Clarkson Point after Mrs Darlington (née Clarkson) mother of H. Darlington III (Cape Darlington, q.v.) (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; USHO, 1943, photograph p.271). Clarkson Point Peninsula, referring to the whole peninsula (USHO, 1943, p.271). Punta Clarkson, referring to the E point of the peninsula (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.77). Following survey by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1946-48, the feature was named Joerg Peninsula after Wolfgang Louis Gottfried Joerg (1885-1952), American geographer, polar cartographer and toponymist, who made important contributions to the early mapping of this and other areas; Chairman, USBGN Special Committee on Antarctic Names 1943-47; member of USACAN, 1947-52 (BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.12; DOS 601 sheet 68, 64, 1955; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979). Cabo Clarkson (Lliboutry, 1956, map p.440). Península Joerg (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.447; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.165). Poluostrov Yerg (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). The peninsula was further photographed from the air by USN, 1966-69.

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68° 12' 00.0" S
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65° 11' 00.0" W
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