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Cape Legoupil

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109783

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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NE entrance point of Huon Bay, Trinity Peninsula, terminating in Schmidt Peninsula (q.v.), was charted by FAE, 1837-40, on 27-28 February 1838. The name Cap Huon (Huon Bay, q.v.) was originally applied to the present feature, the W-most mainland point sighted in approaches to the coast on the above days (d'Urville, 1838, map facing p.1170), and the name of Goupil was applied to Coupvent Point (q.v.) after Ernest-Auguste Goupil (1814-1840), artist aboard the expedition ship Zélée, who died at Hobart, Tasmania, during the voyage. Subsequently the name of Goupil (or Le Goupil) was applied to the present feature and, although historically incorrect, this application has been retained. Prior to 1948 synonyms may refer to Coupvent Point, but after that date all synonyms refer to the present feature. Cabo Goupil (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Cabo Legoupil (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.474; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.180). Cap Goupil (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Cape Goupil (USHO, 1943, p.109). Cape Legoupil (BA chart 3205, 1945; 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.13; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). The cape was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47. Cape Goupil (Cape Legoupil) (USAAF chart 1737, 1946). Rocas Periodista Serrano, referring to a rock outcrop at the end of the cape after a journalist on CAE, 1947-48 (Chile. IGM, 1948a, sketch panorama following p.56). The Chilean station "General Bernardo O'Higgins" or "O'Higgins", named after the first President of Chile (Antarctic Peninsula, q.v.), was established on Schmidt Peninsula, 18 February 1948, and manned by army personnel; also known from February 1957 as "Luis Risopatron" after Luis Riso Patron S., Chilean geographer; partially destroyed by fire, and subsequently rebuilt, 27 November 1957 and March 1958. The station has been continuously occupied to date. Cabo Le Goupil (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949). Cap Le Goupil (France. SHM, 1954, p.47). Kap Legoupil (Kosack, 1955a, p.215). The cape was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Capo Legopil [sic] (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). Kaap Legoupil (Knapp, 1958, p.578). Mys Legupil' (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). "General Bernardo O'Higgins" (USHO, 1962, p.140; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). The Chilean refuges, called "Coronel Videla" and "Rancagua" (after the Chilean ship), in the vicinity of the cape, were listed as in use in March 1962. "Base O'Higgins" (Halpern, 1964, p.334). "Base Militar Bernardo O'Higgins" (Chile. IGM map 5, 1966). "Kheneral'-Bernardo-O'Khiggins" (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Mys Legupi (Soviet Union. AA. 1966, Pl.24). "Base Bernardo O'Higgins" (González-Ferrán and others, 1971, p.5). "Base General Bernardo O'Higgins" (Chile. IGM map 6000-5300, 1972). "Station Bernardo O'Higgins" (Dalziel, 1972, p.55). "Base Antárctica Bernardo O'Higgins" (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.255). "General Bernardo O'Higgins Station" (BA, 1974, p.178). Punta Legoupil, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.180).

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63° 19' 00.0" S
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57° 54' 00.0" W
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