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Spark Point

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111308

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:


NW entrance point of Discovery Bay, Greenwich Island, was charted by DI in 1935 and incorrectly called Fort William (q.v.) (Nelson and others, chart 1935b; BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.10). Punta Perro [=dog point] (Vila Labra, 1947, map p.201). Punta Fort William (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; [referring to the SE part of the point] Chile. IH chart 1401, 1965; Pierrou, 1970, p.370; IHA, 1974, p.127). Punta Del Canto, referring to the SE part of the point after Capt. (C) Raúl Del Canto, of the Chilean Navy, engineer in the patrol ship Iquique on CAE, 1947 (Chile. DNH chart 500, 1951). Punta Figueroa, referring to the NW part of the point after Tte 1° Emiliano Figueroa González, of the Chilean Navy, an officer in the transport ship Angamos on CAE, 1950-51 (Chile. DNH chart 500 1951; IHA, 1974, p.124). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956 and identification of Fort William, the present feature was renamed Spark Point after the American schooner Spark from Stonington which, in 1820-21, acted as tender to the sealing ships Catharina (Catharina Point, q.v.), Clothier and Emeline (Emeline Island, q.v.), based at Clothier Harbour (APC, 1962 p.30; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Canto Point (USBGN, 1965, p.94). Punta Fort Williams [sic] (Araya and Hervé, 1966, p.41). Punta Capitán Del Canto, Punta Teniente Figueroa, as rejected forms (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.124, 127).

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62° 26' 37.5" S
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59° 43' 33.9" W
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