Stefansson Sound (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Stefansson Sound (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Strait
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:
extending N-S and separating Hearst Island from Wilkins Coast, was photographed from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, and named Stefansson Strait after Dr Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962), American Arctic explorer. Wilkins described the feature as a wide channel in c. 70°40'S, trending SW and then W from Weddell Sea into Bellingshausen Sea, and separating Graham Land from the mainland of Antarctica. Also named Boggs Strait after SW Boggs, USA, 1943. Following survey by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947, the identity of the present feature was finally established Stefansson Strait (USBGN, 1947; USA chart, 1947). Stefansson Sound (APC, 1953). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.
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