Name details

Biscoe Point

Biscoe Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Biscoe Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 122555

Feature type: Point (8)

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

Rocky point forming the SE side of Biscoe Bay, immediately N of Access Point on the S side of Anvers Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The FrAE under Charcot roughly surveyed the SW coast of Anvers Island in 1904. They gave the name "Presqu'ile de Biscoe" to a small peninsula on the SE side of Biscoe Bay, honoring John Biscoe who may have landed in the vicinity in 1832. When the coast was resurveyed by the FIDS in 1955, two rocky points were found in approximately that location; the name Biscoe Point has been applied to the more prominent of the two.

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Location

Latitude:
64° 49' 00.0" S
- 64.81667°
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Longitude:
63° 49' 00.0" W
- 63.81667°
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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 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:
1-Jan-1963

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