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Morton Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Morton Strait (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Strait
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:
running NW-SE between Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island) and Rugged Island to NE, and Snow Island to SW, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers. Strait of Despair, Straits of Despair (Fildes, 1821c, 1821b). Mortons Straits (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Despair Strait (Fildes, 1827, p.454). Mortons Strasse (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Morton's Strait (Powell, chart, 1828). Morton Strait (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.15; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Estrecho de Morton (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Hell Gates (q.v.), in error for this feature (Blunt, chart, 1864). Morton Strasse (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Détroit Morton (Gerlache, 1902b, p.141). Estrecho Mortor [sic], incorrectly referring to the strait between Livingston Island and Deception Island (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Détroit de Morton (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Morton S. (HA chart, 1928). The strait was recharted by DI, 1930-31 (Carey and Nelson, 1931b). Estrecho Morton (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.533; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.205). Estrecho Norton [sic] (Argentina. MM chart MU-III, 1954). The strait was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Stretto Norton [sic] (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.9). Proliv Morton (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
No images of this place could be found.