Miers Bluff

Miers Bluff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Miers Bluff  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 9523
Name ID: 110142

Feature type: Bluff

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

rising to 400m and forming NW entrance point of False Bay, Livingston Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers; misidentified and incorrectly named Elephant Point (q.v.) (BA, 1930, p.66; APC, 1955, p.9); further charted by DI, 1934-35. Pointe Eléphant (France. SHM, 1937, p.395). Punta Elephant (Argentina. MM chart 105, 1949). Punta Elefante (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.208b; Pierrou, 1970, p.337; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.114). Puntilla Elefantes (Lliboutry, 1956, p.440). Following air photography and ground survey by FIDASE, 1956-57, the feature was renamed Miers Point after John Miers (1789-1879), British engineer and botanist who accompanied Capt. Lord Cochrane, RN, to Chile in 1818 to develop copper resources and who was responsible for the first published chart of the South Shetland Islands, based on the work of W. Smith (Miers, 1820a) (APC, 1959a, p.9). Miers Bluff (APC, 1962, p.21; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Punta Mier [sic] (González-Ferrán and others, 1970, p.46).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 43' 10.8" S
- 62.71967°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 26' 17.4" W
- 60.43817°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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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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