Murray, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Murray (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape
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:
NW point of Bluff Island (q.v.) and W entrance point of Murray Harbour, Danco Coast, was roughly charted by Hoseason, First Mate in the sealer Sprightly (Capt. E. Hughes), in 1824 and called descriptively Bluff Point (Powell, chart, 1828; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; [incorrectly positioned on Hughes Bay] Gould, 1941, p.239); further charted as part of the mainland by BeAE, 7 February 1898, and named Cap Murray after Sir John Murray (1841-1914), British marine biologist and oceanographer; naturalist in HMS Challenger, 1872-76, who was a benefactor of BeAE (Lecointe, map, 1899; 1900a, map facing p.132). Cape Murray (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 1238, ix.1908; [as NW point of island in 64°18'S 61°41'W] 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.15; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961; APC, 1977, p.23). Pointe Bluff (Gerlache, 1902b, p.140). Capo Murray (Gerlache, 1902a). Kap Murray (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.1, p.56). Cabo Murray (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.536; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.206). Kaap Murray (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.21). Kapp Murray (HA chart, 1928). [Murray Snowfield, South Georgia, was probably also named after Sir John Murray (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.61-62).]
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