Name details

Rink Point

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110885

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

SW entrance point of Whisky Bay, James Ross Island, was probably sighted by SwAE in October 1903 (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316); sur- veyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1945 and August 1952; so named because, in 1952, the point was bordered by a wide area of snow-free sea ice resembling a skating rink (APC, 1958, p.6; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Lie-up Point, so called by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1955-56, in reference to a blizzard camp (Anderson, 1957, p.156). Ruik [sic] Point, in error (BA, 1974, p.215).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 53' 00.0" S
- 63.88333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 11' 00.0" W
- 58.18333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
4-Sep-1957

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