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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Neumayer Channel (GBR) 64° 47' 00.0" S 63° 27' 00.0" W Channel
Name ID: 110338 Place ID: 10186

running NE-SW and separating Wiencke Island from SE Anvers Island, with NE entrance between Cape Astrup and FĂ©licie Point, and SW entrance between Cape Lancaster and Cape Kemp. The SW entrance was sighted by GAE, 1873-74, and the channel was called Roosen Strait (Petermann, map, 1875b) or Roosen-Strasse ([Petermann], 1875a) after a Hamburg patrician who contributed towards the cost of the expedition. Rosen [sic] Strasse (Fricker, 1898, map p.122). The channel was navigated and charted by BeAE, 8-9 February 1898; named Chenal de Neumayer after Georg Balthasar von Neumayer (1826-1909), German geographer and promoter of polar exploration; Founder and first Director of Deutsch

Neumayer Channel (USA) 64° 47' 00.0" S 63° 30' 00.0" W Channel
Name ID: 129349 Place ID: 10186

Channel 16 mi long in a NE-SW direction and about 1.5 mi wide, separating Anvers Island from Wiencke Island and Doumer Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The SW entrance to this channel was seen by Dallmann, leader of the German expedition 1873-74, who named it Roosen Channel. The BelgAE, 1897-99, under Gerlache, sailed through the channel and named it for Georg von Neumayer. The second name has been approved because of more general usage.

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