Point Thomas

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

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

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Place ID: 14622
Name ID: 111562

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

S entrance point of Ezcurra Inlet (q.v.), Admiralty Bay, King George Island, was charted by FAE, 1908-10, in December 1909 and named Pointe Thomas after a sailor in the expedition ship Pourquoi Pas? (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1; Bongrain, 1914, Pl. 3 (upper photograph) following p.60). Thomas Point (BA, 1916, views facing p.388). Point Thomas (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.21; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Punta Thomas (Chile. DNH chart 502, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.688; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.276). Hennequin Point, in error (Point Hennequin, q.v.) (USOO chart 6943, 1963). A Polish station was established on the point in February 1977 and named "Henryk Arctowski" after H. Arctowski (Arctowski Nunatak, q.v.). "Arctowski" (SPRI, 1978b, p.325; BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). "Stacja H. Arctowskiego", "H. Arctowski Station" (Birkenmajer, 1979b, Fig. 4, p.4 and p.5). "Stacje Arctowskiego" (Birkenmajer, 1980a, p.88).

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Location

Latitude:
62° 09' 16.5" S
- 62.15458°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 28' 56.0" W
- 58.48222°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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