This page presents the geographical name data for Sartorius Point 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): Sartorius Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13305
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 34' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 39' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.5666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.65
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Point lying nearly 2 mi E of Ephraim Bluff on the S coast of Greenwich Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Point Hardy was used for this feature by sealers in the area as early as 1820. This name, however, was later incorrectly applied to Fort Point lying to the east. In order to avoid further confusion and also duplication with Hardy Point in the South Sandwich Islands, the name was rejected by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961 and a new name substituted. Sartorius Point derives from Sartorius Island, the name used for Greenwich Island by James Weddell in 1820-23. Weddell served under Admiral Sir George R. Sartorius (1790-1885) on His (Her) Majesty's Ship (HMS) Avon in 1813-14.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data