Yearly Archives: 2012

Place-name of the Month – Nov/Dec 2012

Winter Island Winter Island (65° 15′ 0″ S64° 15′ 58″ W) is one of the Argentine Island on Graham Coast, separated from Galindez Island by Stella Creek and from Skua Island by Skua Creek. It was first surveyed in 1935 by the British Graham Land Expedition and so named because the south-east point of the […]

Place-name of the Month – Sept/Oct 2012

Dickens’ Pickwick Papers The Pitt Islands, which are part of the Biscoe Islands off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, contain many place-names following the theme of characters from Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers. This theme was adopted by the Antarctic Place-names Committee in 1959 and there are 17 names used from the book within […]

Place-name of the Month – July/Aug 2012

Cape Hattersley-Smith Cape Hattersley-Smith (71° 51′ 0″ S, 61° 3′ 58″ W) is situated between the south-east side of Condor Peninsula and the north side of Hilton Inlet on the Black Coast (see map, click for larger version). The Cape was named jointly by the UK-APC and the US Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in […]

Place-name of the Month – May/June 2012

Composers and Music Many place-names in British Antarctic Territory follow a group idea or theme. This policy was adopted by the APC in the 1950s in order to reduce duplication and confusion of place-names, particularly in anticipation of the surge of place-naming by FIDS surveying and mapping expeditions. At this time it was common to […]

Place-name of the Month – March/April 2012

Eagle Island Eagle Island (63° 39′ 58″ S, 57° 28′ 59″ W) rises to 560 m in Prince Gustav Channel, Trinity Peninsula. It was first sighted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition in 1902-03 and then surveyed by FIDS in November 1945 and named after the FIDS ship Eagle. Coincidentally perhaps, when viewed from the air, […]

Place-name of the Month – Jan/Feb 2012

Whistle Cove Whistle Cove (54° 08′ 57″ S, 36° 48′ 57″ W) is located on the west side and at the head of Fortuna Bay, South Georgia. It was charted and named by the “Discovery” Investigations in 1929. Following the demise of their ship Endurance on the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-16), the crew, led […]