Name details

Penguin Point

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 129996

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

Point located centrally along the S shore of Seymour Island, lying SE of James Ross Island at the S margin of Erebus and Terror Gulf. The point was possibly seen in 1843 by a British expedition under Ross, and was roughly charted by Capt. C.A. Larsen who landed on the island in 1892 and 1893. Recharted by the SwedAE under Nordenskjold, 1901-04, who so named it because a large penguin colony was found there.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 19' 00.0" S
- 64.31667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
56° 43' 00.0" W
- 56.71667°
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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-1952

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