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Yankee Harbour

Yankee Harbour (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Yankee Harbour  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 112021

Feature type: Harbour


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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between Glacier Bluff and Spit Point, Greenwich Island, forming the inner part of the bay E of Triangle Point, was probably first entered and roughly charted by Palmer, 18-20 November 1820; called Port Williams, possibly after the brig Williams (Williams Point, q.v.) (Palmer, 1820-21, 26 November 1820), but also named Yanky Harbor in association with Capt. E. Fanning's American sealing fleet from Stonington, Conn., which was based there in the 1820-21 season (Burdick, 1820-21, 17 December 1820); also called Hospital Cove by British sealers (Fildes, 1821c; Powell, chart, 1822a; Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; BA chart 3205,; Allardyce, Despatch, 10 March 1908; Ferguson, 1921, p.32). Yankee Harbour (Davis, 1821-22, 21 October 1821; BA chart 3205, 1945; 1774, 9.vii.1948; 5.ii.1954; APC, 1955, p.22). Ance HoÁpital (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Fannings Harbour, after Capt. E. Fanning (Cape Fanning, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Hospital Bucht, Yorks Hafen (Fildes, 1827, p.460). Fannings Hafen (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Kraterhafen, so called by SwAE from its roughly circular shape (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.40). HaÁvre Hospital (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Hospital Cove or Yankee Harbour (BA, 1916, p.390). Yankee H. (HA chart, 1928). The harbour was recharted by DI, 1934-35, when astronomical observations were obtained (Nelson, 1935). Hospital Harbour (France. SHM, 1937, p.395). Yankee Harbor (USHO, 1943, p.97; USBGN, 1947, p.253). Fannings Harbor, as rejected name (USBGN, 1947, p.253). Bahi a Yankee (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.307). Puerto Yankee (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.731; [referring to the whole bay E of Triangle Point] Chile. IHA, 1974, p.307). Yankie [sic] Harbour (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949). The harbour was further charted by CAE in January 1953, when a refuge hut was established on the S side (Thomas, 1956b, p.170). Baia Yankee (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). "Yanki-Kharbor", referring to the Chilean hut (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Bahi a Yanquee [sic], Bah¯a Yanqui [sic] (Araya and Herve , 1966, p.40-41).

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62° 31' 32.5" S
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59° 46' 07.2" W
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