Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Fort William (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Fort William (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
NW extremity of Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island, was roughly charted and named by the early sealers who used this steep-sided, flat-topped feature as a landmark for entering English Strait from the N (Fildes, 1821c); erroneously reported as on the W side of the strait (Fildes, 1829; BA, 1916, p.390); recharted by DI, 1934-35, when the name Cape Morris, after A. Morris (Morris Rock, q.v.), was applied to this feature (Nelson and others, chart 1935b; BA, 1942, p.42; chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.15), and the name Fort William was applied to Spark Point (q.v.) on the W side of the strait. Cabo Morris (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.532; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.204). Cap Morris (France. SHM, 1954, p.45). Mys Morris (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Following re-interpretation of Fildes' sailing directions in conjunction with air photographs taken by FIDASE in 1956, the feature reverted to its original name (APC, 1962, p.13; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962).
No images of this place could be found.