Name details

Leith Cove

Leith Cove (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Leith Cove  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109789

Feature type: Cove

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

E side of Paradise Harbour, Danco Coast, was charted by Ferguson, 1913-14, and named Leith Harbour after Leith, Scotland, the home port of the whaling company of Messrs Salvesen and Co. (Ferguson, 1921, p.29). Leith Harbor (USHO, 1943, p.125). Puerto Leith (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.477; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.181). The cove was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Danco Island", 1956-58. Leith Cove (APC, 1960, p.5; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Puerto Leih [sic] (Chile. IGM map 9, 1966). [Leith Harbour, South Georgia, is also named after Leith, Scotland (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.55).]

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 52' 00.0" S
- 64.86667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 48' 00.0" W
- 62.80000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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