Name details

Tay, Firth of

Tay, Firth of (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Tay, Firth of  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 132515

Feature type: Strait (9)

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

Sound, 12 mi long and 6 mi wide, extending in a NW-SE direction between the NE side of Dundee Island and the E portion of Joinville Island. It merges to the NW with Active Sound with which it completes the separation of Dundee and Joinville Islands. Discovered in 1892-93 by Capt. Thomas Robertson of the Dundee whaling expedition and named by him after the Firth of Tay of Scotland.

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Location

Latitude:
63° 22' 00.0" S
- 63.36667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
55° 45' 00.0" W
- 55.75000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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-1956

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