Name details

Sewing-Machine Needles

Sewing-Machine Needles (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sewing-Machine Needles  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111125

Feature type: Rock

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

three rocks rising 45m above sea level off Baily Head, Deception Island, originally forming a conspicuous natural arch known to nineteenth-century sealers, were called descriptively Symaskinen [=the sewing machine] by the whalers in the period following 1911 (Holtedahl, 1929, p.44; Isachsen, 1934, map p.139 and photograph p.143). Sewing(-)Machine Rock (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 1, p.34; Bagshawe, 1939, p.10). The arch was reported by the whalers to have collapsed during an earth tremor on 4 January 1923 (Holtedahl, 1929, p.44). Islotes Mohai, so called by CAE possibly after a member of the expedition (Chile. DNH chart 501, 1947). The Sewing Machine (CO, 1947, p.28). Rocas Ministro Ezcurra, so called by AAE after P. de Ezcurra (Ezcurra Inlet, q.v.) (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.523). Rocas Ezcurra (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.205). The feature was surveyed by FIDS, 1953-54. Sewing-Machine Needles (APC, 1958, p.6; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960). Rocas Mohai (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.115; IHA, 1974, p.202).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 58' 11.8" S
- 62.96994°
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Longitude:
60° 29' 39.1" W
- 60.49419°
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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:
4-Sep-1957

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