Start Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Start 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:
NW point of Ray Promontory, Livingston Island and NE entrance point of New Plymouth, was charted by Bransfield, 17 January 1820, and named Start or The Start "not only from its similarity [to Start Point near Plymouth], but from its being the first part of the land where operations were commenced" (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; Bone, 1821, p.691); further charted by nineteenth-century sealers. Smith's Cape, possibly referring to this feature after Capt. W. Smith (Smith Island, q.v.) (Sherratt, 1821, map facing col. 1215-16). Start Point (Bone, 1821, p.691; BA chart [no number], 1822; [in 62°32'S 61°09'W] 3205, 25.iii.1937; [in 62°31'S 61°07'W] APC, 1955, p.20; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; APC, 1977, p.31). Pointe Start (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). Punta Start (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.267). Cap Start (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Punta Estart [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Start P. (HA chart, 1928). Star [sic] Point (France. SHM, 1937, p.356). Punta Partida [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM chart YPSILON, [?1954]; Pierrou, 1970, p.576). The point was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59.
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