Name details

Maxwell Bay

Maxwell Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Maxwell Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 128581

Feature type: Bay (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

Bay 10 mi long, lying between King George Island and Nelson Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The main entrance to the bay is at the SE side and is wide open; Fildes Strait on the NW side is encumbered by rocks and is only navigable by boats. The name Maxwells Straits was given to this bay and to Fildes Strait by British sealing captain James Weddell in 1822-24, for Lt. Francis Maxwell who served with Weddell in 1813-14. The name was altered and limited to the feature here described by the UK-APC in 1960.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 15' 00.0" S
- 62.25000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 51' 00.0" W
- 58.85000°
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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:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1960

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