Name details

Wegger Peak

Wegger Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Wegger Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 133537

Feature type: Peak (2d)

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

Peak, 305 m, at the W side of the entrance to Mackellar Inlet, Admiralty Bay, on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. The name "Le Poing" (The Fist) was given to an elevation hereabout by the FrAE under Charcot in 1908-10. Although Charcot's map shows a single summit, there are four in the vicinity and a question arose over which was named. In 1958 it was suggested by FIDS members that the name referred to all four; together they resemble the knuckles of a clenched fist when viewed from the Chabrier Rock area. However, the UK-APC considered the collective name to be unsuitable and it was rejected. New names were recommended by the UK-APC in 1960 for the feature here described and nearby Admiralen Peak (q.v.). Wegger Peak is named for Ole Wegger (1859-1936), director for 47 years of Framnaes Mekaniske Vaeksted, Norway, shipbuilders who fitted the Admiralen with a slipway for whaling.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 06' 00.0" S
- 62.10000°
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Longitude:
58° 31' 00.0" W
- 58.51667°
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Altitude:
305 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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-1952

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