Name details

Venus Bay

Venus Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Venus Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111753

Feature type: Bay

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

between False Round Point and Brimstone Peak, N King George Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers; called in error Esther Hr. (USHO chart 1132, 1894) or Esther Bay (Ferguson, 1921, map p.38) (Esther Harbour, q.v.); further charted by DI in January 1937, when the name Esther Harbour was incorrectly applied to a feature on the E side of the bay (Hill and others, chart, 1937b; BA chart 3205, 2.ix.1938). Puerto Ester [sic] (Kosack, 1955b, p.86). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS in 1958. Puerto Esther (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.61; Pierrou, 1970, p.350; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.118). In association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers grouped in this area, the feature was renamed Venus Bay after the schooner Venus (Capt. William Napier) from New York, which visited the South Shetland Islands, 1820-21, and was wrecked on a reef in the entrance to Esther Harbour, 7 March 1821, her crew being rescued a few days later by the sealing ships Esther and Emerald (APC, 1960, p.8; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; DOS 610 sheet W 62 56, 1968). Bukhta Vines (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.175). Weins Bay (Govorukha and Simonov, 1973b, map Fig.1, p.369). Bahía Venus (Argentina. MM chart H-710, 1977).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
61° 55' 30.5" S
- 61.92514°
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Longitude:
57° 50' 32.7" W
- 57.84242°
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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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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