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Pendleton Strait

Pendleton Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Pendleton Strait  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110556

Feature type: Strait


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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running NW-SE between Extension Reef to NE and Lavoisier Island to SW, Biscoe Islands (q.v.). There is no contemporary evidence for the later supposition that Palmer in the sloop Hero sighted this feature in January 1821. The feature was first sighted and roughly charted by Biscoe in February 1832 but, in association with Palmer's alleged discovery, called Pendleton Bay after Capt. Benjamin Pendleton, who was Commodore of the sealing fleet from Stonington, Conn., which included Hero (Balch, 1902, end map; Charcot, 1911a, map facing p.348); further charted by FAE, 1908-10, on 13 January 1909. Baie Pendleton (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Pendleton B. (HA chart, 1927). Pendletonbukten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The feature was later recognized as a strait, presumably from the work of FAE, 1908-10. Pendleton Strait (BA chart 3175, 1934; 1.iii.1940; APC, 1955, p.17; DCS 601 sheet 66 66, 1955; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961). The strait was further charted by BGLE in February 1936. D├ętroit de Pendleton (France. SHM, 1937, p.408). Burdick Channel, so called after Stanton L. Burdick, one of the crew in Hero, 1820-21 (Martin, 1940, p.539 and map p.542). Burdick Channel (Pendleton Strait) (USHO, 1943, p.137). Estrecho de Pendleton (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96). Canal Burdick (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). Estrecho Burdick (Chile. IGM map, 1947). Estrecho Pendleton (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.583; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.223). Pendleton Baie, as rejected form (USBGN, 1947, p.212). The strait was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Pendleton (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.151). Pendleton Bai (Knapp, 1958, p.582). Proliv Pendlton (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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65° 58' 00.0" S
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66° 22' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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