Name details

Babel Rock

Babel Rock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Babel Rock  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 122075

Feature type: Rock (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

The northernmost of a small group of rocks lying N of Intercurrence Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Two of the rocks lying off the N end of Intercurrence Island were first charted and named Penguin Islands by James Hoseason, First Mate of the sealer Sprightly, in 1824. Since the name has not been used in recent years, it has been rejected to avoid confusion with the many other "Penguin" names. Babel Rock, the largest and most conspicuous of the rocks, is the site of a penguin rookery and the name arises from the ceaseless noise.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 53' 00.0" S
- 63.88333°
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Longitude:
61° 24' 00.0" W
- 61.40000°
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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:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1960

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