Renier Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Renier Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
E point of Livingston Island and SE entrance point of Moon Bay, was roughly charted by nineteenth century sealers and variously called Duad Point [duad being an incorrect form of dyad, meaning the number two] (Palmer, 1820-21, 25 November 1820), Freezland Point, Freesland Point, Freezeland Point (Davis, 1821-22, 10 February and 21, 27 October 1821), Point Renier (Powell, chart, 1822a) or Needles, from the off-lying rocks (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Point Rainier [sic] (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a). Cap Renier (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). The point was recharted by DI, 1934-35, and named Pin Point in association with a pin-like off-shore rock (Pin Rock, q.v.) (Nelson and others, chart 1935a; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.17). Point Ranier [sic] (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). Friesland Point (Pin Point) (Point Renier) (USHO, 1943, p.98). Pin Point (Friesland Point) (USAAF chart 1737, 1946). Punta Pin (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.227). Punta Alfiler [=pin point] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.198b; Pierrou, 1970, p.156). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and ground survey by FIDS, 1957-58, the earlier name was reinstated in the form Renier Point (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA, 1961, p.236; chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Renier (Pin) Point (BA, 1961, p.231).
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