Name details

Mercury Bluff

Mercury Bluff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mercury Bluff  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110123

Feature type: Bluff

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 Barclay Bay, Livingston Island, forming SW entrance point of Shirreff Cove, was roughly charted by Fildes in 1821 (Fildes, 1821c); following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and in association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers in this area, named after the sealing ship Mercury (Capt. Robert Wetherell) from London, which visited the South Shetland Islands, 1820-21, and anchored in Shirreff Cove (APC, 1959a, p.9; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Cabo Brizuela, so called by AAE after Suboficial Brizuela who died in an accident with a Neptune aircraft in Antarctica (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter B).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 29' 23.6" S
- 62.48989°
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Longitude:
60° 49' 27.6" W
- 60.82433°
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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:
7-Jul-1959

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