Name details

Mitchell Cove

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110179

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 of Coppermine Cove (q.v.), Robert Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers; called Cossets (?) Harbour (Pendleton, 1821-23, 18 December 1821) or Copper Mine Cove (Powell, chart, 1822a). Ance Copper Mine (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). The cove was recharted by DI, 1934-35, photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. Since Powell's original name had become established for the cove to the W, the present feature was renamed Mitchell Cove after James Mitchell of London, co-owner of the cutter Beaufoy (Capt. J. Weddell) (Beaufoy Ridge, q.v.) on her voyage of 1822-24 (APC, 1962, p.22; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962); Mitchell's name had originally been applied by Weddell to Robert Island (q.v.). Caleta Nailon [=nylon cove] (Chile. DNH chart 1405, 1961; IHA, 1974, p.207). Caleta Naylon, Caleta Nylon (Araya and Hervé, 1966, p.40-41). CaletaEnojada [referring apparently to part of the main cove after the Argentine three-masted ship Enojada], Caleta Mitchell (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter E).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 23' 17.6" S
- 62.38822°
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Longitude:
59° 37' 46.2" W
- 59.62950°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Aug-1962

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