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Mikkelsen Harbour

Mikkelsen Harbour (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mikkelsen Harbour  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110146

Feature type: Harbour


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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between Skottsberg Point and Borge Point, S Trinity Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers and called Hoseason Harbour after J. Hoseason (Hoseason Island, q.v.), a name also applied to the SW entrance of Orléans Strait (q.v.) (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; Bartholomew, map, 1898a). Hoseason Hafen (Petermann, map, 1867). Hughes Bay (q.v.), incorrectly referring to this feature (Balch, 1904, map facing p.81). The bay was further charted by SwAE and by Norwegian whalers, who anchored there in each season, 1910-17. South Sandefjord Anchorage, so called after the Norwegian town (Borge, chart, [1915]). Mikkelsen Bay, from the later usage of whalers after Kapt. Klarius Mikkelsen, Norwegian whaling captain and Master of Thorshavn on the Norwegian Antarctic expedition, 1933-35 (Konsul Lars Christensen), which circumnavigated Antarctica and discovered Ingrid Christensen Coast, AAT (Kristinasen, chart, [?1916-17]; Wilson, chart, 1917; Thomas, 1921, p.81). Mikkelsen Harbour (Ferguson, 1918b; ICRD, 1920, map facing p.4; BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.15; BA chart 3205, 15.iii.1957; 3560, 7.iv.1961). Sandfyord [sic] Harbour (Mickaelsen [sic]) (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]). Michaelsen Harbour, Sandefjord Harbour (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol.1, p.35; Vol.6, p.125). Hoseason Harbour (Mikkelsen Harbour) (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921). Hoseason H. (Mikkelsen H.) (HA chart, 1928). Mikkelsen Harbour (Hoseason Harbour) (France. SHM, 1937, p.403). Hoseason's Harbour (Gould, 1941, p. 239). Hoseason Harbor (Mikkelson [sic] Harbor) (USHO, 1943, p.111). Bahía Hoseason (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Puerto Hoseason o Mikkelsen (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Puerto Mikkelsen (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.244; Pierrou, 1970, p.520). A refuge hut was established by AAE on Bombay Island (q.v.), 10 December 1954, and called "Refugio Capitán Caillet Bois" after Capt. Teodoro Caillet Bois (1879-1949), an officer in the Argentine sloop-of-war Uruguay, 1904-05 (Uruguay Cove, q.v.), hydrographer and historian (Thomas, 1957c, p.523) (Argentina. MM chart 128, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.236). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Mikkelsen Harbor (USBGN, 1956, p.213). Bahía Mikkelsen (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961; IHA, 1974, p.200). Mikkelson [sic] Harbor (USOO chart 6944, 1963). Puetro [sic] Mikkelsen (Argentina. MM, NM 167/1.xii.1963).

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63° 54' 00.0" S
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60° 47' 00.0" W
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