Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Williams Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Williams 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:
NE point of Livingston Island and NW entrance point of McFarlane Strait, is believed to be the first part of the South Shetland Islands sighted by William Smith, 19 February 1819, and hence the first recorded sighting of land in Antarctica; roughly charted by Smith and named Cape Williams after his brig Williams (Smith, 1919; Miers, 1820a, p.372). Williams' Point (Foster, chart, 1820). Williams Punkt, Williams's Point, Cap William [sic], Pointe Williams (Miers, 1820b, map facing p.228; 1820a, Fig. 2, Pl. 12, p.367; 1821, map p.4 and p.14). Cape Millan [sic] (Weddell, 1825a, p.131). The point was recharted by DI, 1934-35. Williams Point (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 1776, 19.vii.1968). Punta Williams (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.728; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.303). William's Point, as rejected from (USBGN, 1956, p.327). The point was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. Punta William [sic] (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Mys Vil'yams (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). William [sic] Point (BA, 1961, p.232).
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