Welchness (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Welchness (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape
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:
gravel spit forming W extremity of Dundee Island (q.v.), was roughly charted by DWE in 1893 and named after Capt. George Welch (d. 1891), a leading Dundee whaler and Manager, from c.1860 onwards, of the Tay Whale Fishing Company, which for many years owned the DWE ship Active (Dundee Courier and Advertiser, 1948) (BA chart 1238, x.1893; Robertson, chart, 1893a; [in 63°21'S 56°25'W] BA chart 3205, 2.ix.1938; [co-ordinates corrected] 12.ii.1954; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973).Welchnes [sic] (HA chart, 1928). In November 1935, Ellsworth built a cairn on the escarpment to the E of this feature at a height of 65m near the site of his snow runway (Dundee Island, q.v.). Cabo Welchness (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.725). The feature was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1952-54. Punta Welchness (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.317; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.300). Punta Bajos [=low point], referring to the extreme W part of the feature (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.2; Pierrou, 1970, p.184).Welchness Peninsula (Sturgeon and Renner, 1983, Fig. 1, p.10).
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