Needle Peak

Needle Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Needle Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 10127
Name ID: 110308

Feature type: Peak

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 c. 300m on W side of Brunow Bay, Livingston Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers and called Barnards Peak (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132) or Barnard's Peak (Powell, chart, 1828; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839), after Capt. Charles H. Barnard, Master of the brig Charity (Charity Glacier, q.v.) of the US sealing expedition from New York, which visited the South Shetland Islands, 1821-22. Barnard's name was later applied to Barnard Point (q.v.). Barnards Pik (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Pic Barnard (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Pico Barnard (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Barnard Berg (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). The peak was recharted by DI, 1934-35, and named descriptively Needle Peak (Nelson and others, chart, 1935a; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.15; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Pico Aguja [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.152; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.20). Pico Needle (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Punta Aguj [sic], in error (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.208b). Morro Aguja (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.70). The peak was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 43' 35.3" S
- 62.72647°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 09' 57.8" W
- 60.16606°
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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