Washington Strait

Washington Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Washington Strait  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 15758
Name ID: 111835

Feature type: Strait

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

running N-S between Powell Island and Fredriksen Island to the W, and Laurie Island to the E, was charted and navigated by Palmer, 11 December 1821, on the same day that Powell passed through Lewthwaite Strait (q.v.); named presumably after George Washington (1732-99), first President of the United States, 1789-97 (Powell, 1822b, p.10; chart, 1822a; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 1775, 17.viii.1934; APC, 1955, p.22). Washington-Strasse (Bertuch, 1822, p.108). Détroit Washington (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Détroit de Washington, Canal de Washington, Canal Washington (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170; 1842, p.133, 315). Estrecho Washington (Jalour, [1907b], map following p.196; Pierrou, 1970, p.722). Estrecho de Washington (Jalour, [1907b], p.31). Washington Sundet (Sørlle, chart, [1930]). The strait was recharted by DI in 1933. Stretto Washington (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.10). Proliv Vashington (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
60° 42' 00.0" S
- 60.70000°
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Longitude:
44° 55' 00.0" W
- 44.91667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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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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