Name details

Cape Wollaston

Wollaston, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Wollaston  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 133820

Feature type: Cape (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

Cape forming the NW extremity of Trinity Island in the Palmer Archipelago. The name was originally applied to the N tip of the island by the British expedition in the of Cape Wollaston has been restricted to the E extremity (now Cape Neumayer), but the cape here described has been determined to be the feature indicated by Foster. Named for William H. Wollaston, commissioner of the Royal Society on the Board of Longitude, 1818-28, which loaned astronomical instruments to Foster's former ship, the Conway, for astronomical and pendulum observations (an objective of the Chanticleer voyage).

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Location

Latitude:
63° 40' 00.0" S
- 63.66667°
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Longitude:
60° 47' 00.0" W
- 60.78333°
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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 Name:
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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:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1947

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