Name details

Foster, Port

Foster, Port (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Foster, Port  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 125316

Feature type: Anchorage (3)

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

Basin-like harbor (a drowned breached crater), 5 mi long and 3 mi wide, lying within Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands. The harbor was known to sealers as early as 1820, and in its early history was called Port Williams, after Capt. William Smith's brig, the Williams, or Yankee Harbor, because of the number of American sealers who harbored there. A few years later it was named Port Foster after Capt. Henry Foster of the Chanticleer, who made pendulum and magnetic observations in this harbor in 1829. The latter name has become established by usage.

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Location

Latitude:
62° 57' 00.0" S
- 62.95000°
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Longitude:
60° 39' 00.0" W
- 60.65000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
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-1947

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