Cape Mackintosh

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

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

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Place ID: 8819
Name ID: 109959

Feature type: Cape

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

E entrance point of Mason Inlet dividing Black Coast from Lassiter Coast, was probably seen from the air by USAS in December 1940; surveyed from the ground by FIDS RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947; in association with the names of Antarctic oceanographers grouped in this area, named after Dr Neil Alison Mackintosh (1900-74), British marine biologist, oceanographer and authority on Antarctic whales; member of DI scientific staff from 1924 and Chief Scientific Officer, 1929-49; Marine Station, Grytviken, 1924-26, 1926-27; William Scoresby, 1927; Discovery II, 1929-31, 1933-35 and 1937-38; closely associated with the organization of Operation "Tabarin" and FIDS, 1943-50; Deputy Director, National Institute of Oceanography (now Institute of Oceanographic Sciences), 1949-61, and in charge of the Institute's Whale Research Unit, 1961-68 (BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.14; DCS 601 sheet 72 60, 1956; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979). Cap Mackintosh (France. SHM chart 5879, 1956). Cabo Mackintosh (Argentina. MM chart 121, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.498; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.191). Mys Makintosh (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cabo Poindexter, as rejected name (Mount Reynolds, q.v.) (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.229).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
72° 50' 00.0" S
- 72.83333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 54' 00.0" W
- 59.90000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
28-Jan-1953

Related information

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