Name details

Portal Point

Portal Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Portal Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110679

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

NE tip of Reclus Peninsula, Danco Coast, forming SW entrance point of Charlotte Bay, is the site of a FIDS station established on 7 December 1956 and occupied intermittently for survey work, 1957-58, after which it was closed; was so named because a route to the central plateau of N Graham Land was established from the station, the name being descriptive of a gateway (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). No letter was assigned to the station, as in the case of other FIDS stations, but it was referred to as "Portal Point" or "Reclus Peninsula".

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 30' 00.0" S
- 64.50000°
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Longitude:
61° 46' 00.0" W
- 61.76667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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