Name details

O'Cain Point

O'Cain Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

O'Cain Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110406

Feature type: Point

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 entrance point of Edgell Bay (q.v.), Nelson Island, following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, was named after the American sealing ship O'Cain (Capt. J. Winship, Winship Point, q.v.), from Boston, Mass., the name of which was previously applied to Nelson Island (q.v.) (APC, 1962, p.23; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Punta MirĂ³, so called by AAE after Juan MirĂ³, a sailor in the Argentine corvette Uruguay in the Antarctic, 1904-05 (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter M).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 15' 51.4" S
- 62.26428°
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Longitude:
58° 52' 33.9" W
- 58.87608°
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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:
Unknown
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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