Gerritsz Bay

Gerritsz Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Gerritsz Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 19403
Name ID: 137757

Feature type: Bay (3)

Origin

This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

The 4 km wide bay indenting for 2.15 km the N coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Entered E of Oberbauer Point and W of the NW extremity of the small peninsula forming Cape Grönland. British mapping in 1980. So named in order to preserve the historical memory of the area. Having navigated the Strait of Magellan in 1599, the Dutch mariner Dirck Gerritsz Pomp (1544-1608) was blown to the south and reportedly sighted an extensive, ice-covered mountainous land. Although Gerritsz was unlikely to have reached 60° south latitude, some later publications used the name Gerritsz Archipelago for the Palmer Archipelago or Gerritsz Islands for the South Shetlands.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 15' 20.0" S
- 64.25556°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 23' 00.0" W
- 63.38333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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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:
21-Oct-2013

Related information

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