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Lemaire Channel

Lemaire Channel (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Lemaire Channel  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109791

Feature type: Channel


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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running from NE, between Splitwind Island and False Cape Renard, to SW, between Roullin Point and Cape Cloos, and separating Booth Island from Graham Coast, was sighted by GAE, 1873-74, in 1874; first navigated and roughly charted by BeAE, 12 February 1898, and named Chenal Lemaire after Capt. Charles Lemaire, Belgian explorer of the Congo, who helped with the organization of BeAE (Lecointe, map, 1899). Lemaire Strait (Cook, 1900, map p.xx). Chenal de Lemaire (Lecointe, 1900a, map facing p.132; 1903, Carte 5). Lemaire Channel (Arçtowski, 1901b, map facing p.464; BA, 1930, p.85; chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.13; DOS 610 sheet W 6564, 1959; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960). Canale di Lemaire (Gerlache, 1902a). Canal Lemaire (Nordenskjöld and others, [1904c], map p.232-33; Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96; Pierrou, 1970, p.477; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.181). Lemaire Kanal (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.2, first end map). Lemaires Kanal (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del.1, end map). The channel was further charted by FAE, 1903-05, in 1904. Estrecho de Lemaire (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.10). Canal de Lemaire, Canal de Lemiare [sic] (Gourdon, [1910], p.132, 136). Lemaires Channel (ICRD, 1920, map following p.iv). The channel was recharted by BGLE in 1935, when it was shown as extending SW to Duseberg Buttress (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400). Détroit de Lemaire (France. SHM, 1937, p.407). Estrecho Lemaire (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Lemaire (France. SHM, 1954, p.48). The channel was photographed from the air by FIDASE and re-charted by FIDS-RN, 1956-58. Le Maire Kanaal (Knapp, 1958, p.578).

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65° 05' 00.0" S
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63° 59' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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