Morton Strait

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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Place ID: 9882
Name ID: 110242

Feature type: Strait

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

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).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 41' 50.1" S
- 62.69725°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 13' 12.3" W
- 61.22008°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
8-Sep-1953

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