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Longing, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Longing (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:
SW entrance point of Prince Gustav Channel, dividing Trinity Peninsula from Nordenskjöld Coast, was mapped by SwAE in 1902 and named Längstans Udde [=cape longing], because from the winter hut on Snow Hill Island the cape lay in the direction that the expedition wished to explore (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del.1, end map). Längstans Kap, Pointe de l'Attente (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.2, first end map; 1904c, map p.232-33). Cape Longing (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.14; BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-1974). Cabo Longing (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.489; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.187). Kap der Sehnsucht [=cape longing] (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.76). Kapp Longing (HA chart, 1928). Langtans Kap (Holtedahl, 1929, p.10). Cap Longing (France. SHM, 1937, p.401). The cape was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in August 1945, when it was thought to be separated from the mainland by an ice-filled channel at Longing Gap (q.v.) (DCS 9 sheet B, 1948); resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1947 and shown to be joined to the mainland by a low col. Längtans Udde (Kosack, 1954, Tafel 46). Mys Longing (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cabo Deseo [=cape longing] (Argentina. MM chart H-713, 1969).
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