Penguin Point

Penguin Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Penguin Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

Place ID: 11073
Name ID: 110563

Feature type: Point

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

SE coast of Seymour Island, was possibly sighted by Ross in 1843 (Ross, 1847a, p.343); roughly charted by Larsen in November 1893 (Larsen, 1894b, p.333) and called Cap Seymour, in association with the island (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304); surveyed by SwAE in January 1902 and named Pinguinenkap because of a large penguin rookery found there (Pinguinbucht, q.v.) (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Karte 3); surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1946 and 1952. Penguin Point (APC, 1955, p.17; DOS 610 sheet W 64 56, 1961). Penguinenkap [sic], as rejected form (USBGN, 1956, p.239).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 18' 26.0" S
- 64.30722°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
56° 42' 30.0" W
- 56.70833°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

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:
21-Nov-1949

Related information

Biodiversity
View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View British or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.

The SCAR Composite Gazetteer is hosted by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. The information in the footer below pertains to the AADC web site.