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View Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
View Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
NW entrance point of Duse Bay (q.v.), Trinity Peninsula, following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1945, was so named as a vantage point for survey photography of the area (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.22; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Punta Vista [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951; IHA, 1974, p.295). Punta View (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.318). A FIDS station for seasonal use, called "Base V", was established near the point, 8 February 1953 (SPRI, 1954, p.170). Punta Villegas (Times, 7 June 1955, quoting an Argentine source). An Argentine refuge hut was established on the point to SE of the FIDS station by personnel from "Esperanza", 1 June 1955, and called "Cristo Redentor" [= Christ the Redeemer] (Thomas, 1957a, p.523). A new hut was built at the FIDS station in April 1956 and called "Seal-catcher's Arms" or "View Point Hut" (Anderson, 1957, p.199, 201); occupied intermittently until 25 November 1963. Punta Visión [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.718). "V'yu-Poynt", referring to the British station (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). "Refugio Cristo Redentor" (Pierrou, 1970, p.274).
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