This page presents the geographical name data for Emerald Cove 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): Emerald Cove
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4487
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
61° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 46' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.7666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): Cove 2 mi wide, lying between North Foreland and Brimstone Peak on the N coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Shireff's Cove (sic) was given by William Smith in 1819, after Captain William H. Shirreff, Royal Navy (RN), to whom he reported his discovery of the South Shetland Islands. In 1820, Smith's description of his landing on North Foreland was confused with his description of features on northern Livingston Island, and the name was applied to a feature on that island, where it has been officially accepted. Emerald Cove was applied by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 and is for the brig Emerald (Captain John G. Scott) from Boston, MA, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820-21 in company with the Esther. These two vessels rescued the crew of the Venus from Esther Harbor in March 1821.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data