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Lainez Point

Lainez Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Lainez Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109700

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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N entrance point of Dalgliesh Bay, Pourquoi Pas Island, Loubet Coast, was charted by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909, when the name Cap Lainez was applied to the S entrance point of the bay, after Manuel Lainez (1855-1906), Argentine Senator and Founder of the newspaper El Diario, who assisted FAE at Buenos Aires in October 1908 (Charcot, 1912, Pl.2; Bongrain, 1914, vue 38 following p.60). Cape Lamez [sic], referring to the S entrance point of the bay (Bongrain Point, q.v.) (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914). Kapp Lainez, referring to the S entrance point of the bay (HA chart, 1927). The area was further charted by BGLE in 1935-36, when the name Cape Lainez was mis-applied to the present feature (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.432; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; DCS 601 sheet 67 66, 1954; APC, 1955, p.13). Cabo Lainez, referring to the N entrance point (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.464; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.175). The point was surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in November 1948, and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Following further survey of the area by FIDS from "Horseshoe Island" in 1957, the misapplication of the name of Lainez to the present feature was recognized, but the name was considered to be too firmly established to be moved. Lainez Point (APC, 1960, p.5; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Stinker Spit, so called from a colony of "stinkers" or giant petrels (Macronectes giganteus) found on the point by a FIDS party from "Horseshoe Island", 24 November 1957 (Tickell and Scotland, 1961, p.260).

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67° 41' 00.0" S
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67° 49' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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