SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Gam Point (GBR) 61° 55' 21.6" S 57° 57' 16.4" W Point
Name ID: 108957 Place ID: 5089

N side of Esther Harbour, Venus Bay, King George Island, following rough survey by Ferguson in 1913-14, was one of the features called Pyritis Islands, Esther Islands or Pyritic Islands (Pyrites Island, q.v.) (Ferguson, chart, 1918a; 1921, map p.41); photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956 and shown to be a point rather than an island, the ice margin on the SW side probably having advanced; named Gam Point from the term used by sealers and whalers for the occasions when groups of men from several ships met in one of the ships for a gossip, Esther Harbour being an anchorage frequently used by sealers (APC, 1960, p.4; DOS 610 sheet W 62 56, 1968).

Gam Point (USA) 61° 55' 00.0" S 58° 00' 00.0" W Point
Name ID: 125507 Place ID: 5089

Rocky point 2 mi SE of False Round Point on the N coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The point is one of the features named Pyritic or Esther Islands by Scottish geologist David Ferguson in 1913-14. Although Ferguson represented the point as a rocky island separated from the ice cliff of King George Island by a channel 400 ft wide, air photos show that there is no channel. Named by UK-APC in 1960. The word "gam" is an old sealers' and whalers' term for the occasions when groups of men from several vessels met in one of them for a gossip. Nearby Esther Harbor was an anchorage frequently used by sealers.

Gam, punta (ARG) 61° 54' 00.0" S 57° 56' 00.0" W Point
Name ID: 100966 Place ID: 5089

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