Name details

Whisky Bay

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133627

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

A bay between Rink Point and Stoneley Point on the NW side of James Ross Island. The bay was almost surely discovered by Otto Nordenskjold of the SwedAE in 1903, who roughly mapped this area and showed small bays in this position. It was surveyed by FIDS in 1945 and 1952, and later called "Caleta Santa Eduvigis" on an unpublished Argentine Antarctic Expedition map, c. 1959. Named by the UK-APC in 1983 in association with nearby Brandy Bay.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 53' 00.0" S
- 63.88333°
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Longitude:
58° 09' 00.0" W
- 58.15000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
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Date approved:
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