Tartar Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Tartar 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 of Round Point (q.v.), N King George Island, formerly an island (Tartar Island), was called in error Isla Owen (Owen Island, q.v.) (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.569; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.218); following air photography by FIDASE in 1956 and in association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers in this area, named Tartar Island after the sealing ship Tartar (Capt. C. Pottinger, Pottinger Point, q.v.), which visited the South Shetland Islands, 1821-22 (APC, 1960, p.7; USOO chart 6943, 1963; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968); reported by PAE to have become joined to the main island by a gravel spit and called Tartar Peninsula, Tartar Point or Przyladek Tartaru (Birkenmajer, 1982c, p.186; 1984, map Fig. 7, p.170 and p.175). Renamed Tartar Point, APC 2008.
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