Half Moon Beach

Half Moon Beach (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Half Moon Beach  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 5885
Name ID: 109170

Feature type: Beach

Origin

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:

Narrative

between Cape Shirreff and Black Point, NW Livingston Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers; described as being approachable overland from Shirreff Cove and a useful refuge for boats caught between Desolation Island and Cape Shirreff in an E-ly gale; named Half-moon Beach from its shape (Fildes, 1821b). Halbmonds Gestade [=half moon beach] (Fildes, 1827, p.451). The beach was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Half Moon Beach (APC, 1959a, p.7; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 28' 48.6" S
- 62.48017°
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Longitude:
60° 46' 39.8" W
- 60.77772°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

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