Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Obelisk, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Obelisk (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape
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:
N entrance point of Röhss Bay, James Ross Island, was mapped by SwAE in October 1903 and named Obeliskudden, in reference to the obelisk-shaped feature situated 2km inland from the cape (Obelisk Col, q.v.) (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Obelisk Kap, Pointe de l'Obeliske, Obelisk Point (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.2, first end map; 1904c, map p.232-33; 1905, map facing p.316). Pointe Obélisque (Gourdon, 1908, p.49). Cape Obelisk ([in 64°07'S 58°13'W] BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; [in 64°08'S 58°22'W] 23.ix.1949; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1955, p.16; BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). The cape was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in August 1945. Cabo Obelisco (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.559; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.215). Cabo Obelisk (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949). The cape was further surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1952-54 and 1960-61.
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