Fort William (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Fort William (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape (8)
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:
A flat-topped headland (100 m) forming the western end of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands. Robert Fildes described Fort William in 1820-22 as being the eastern side of the entrance (to English Strait). His subsequent report (1829) described Fort William in detail, but erroneously placed it on the western side of the entrance (on Greenwich Island), a position which was adopted for a period following a survey by DI personnel in 1934-35. The UK-APC has re-interpreted all known versions of Fildes' sailing directions in conjunction with photographs and has concluded that the feature named Fort William by Fildes is the one here described; the Greenwich Island feature for which the name Fort William was erroneously applied is now named Canto Point (q.v.).
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