Name details

Wensleydale Beacon

Wensleydale Beacon (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Wensleydale Beacon  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111884

Feature type: Hill

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

rising to 110m on N side of Fumarole Bay, Port Foster (q.v.), Deception Island, was known to nineteenth-century sealers and charted by Foster in 1829; surveyed by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1948-49, when a steel framework beacon was constructed on the summit; called Wensley Beacon after Wensleydale, Yorks, a favourite locality of the surveyor-in-charge (BA chart 3202, 23.ix.1949). Baliza Sin Nombre [=nameless beacon], so called by AAE (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1949). Wensleydale (Wensley) Beacon (BA, 1952, p.12). Wensley (Chile. DNH chart 501, 1953). Wensleydale Beacon (BA chart 3202, 27.xi.1953; APC, 1955, p.22; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960). Balize Wensleydale or Balize Wensley (France. SHM, 1954, p.46). Wensleydale (Bancroft, 1959, p.55). Monte Wensley (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.119; IHA, 1974, p.300).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 57' 02.1" S
- 62.95058°
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Longitude:
60° 41' 47.9" W
- 60.69664°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
15-Nov-1951

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