Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
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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Feature type: Strait
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:
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, ). The strait was recharted by DI in 1933. Stretto Washington (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.10). Proliv Vashington (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
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