This page presents the geographical name data for Beaumont Island in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Beaumont Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1138
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 12' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 57' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.2
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.95
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Low, rocky island in Neny Bay, about 0.4 mi from the mouth of Centurion Glacier, off the W coast of Graham Land. The island was presumably first sighted in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), and was roughly charted by them and by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41. It was surveyed in 1946 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who named it for the Port of Beaumont, Texas, ship of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) under Ronne, which wintered nearby in Back Bay during 1947.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data