This page presents the geographical name data for Ferguson Peak 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): Ferguson Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4835
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
035° 50' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -35.8333333
Elevation (see definition): 560
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Peak, 560 m, standing close W of the head of Cooper Bay in the E extremity of South Georgia. Photographed by Niall Rankin during his visit to South Georgia in 1947. Rankin did not disclose the locality because he wished to protect the fur seals found there and shown in his photo. The photo was identified as the feature now described by the British South Georgia Expedition, 1954-55, and the peak was unofficially named Fur Seal Peak. Since Bird Island, at the W end of South Georgia, is now the only place where fur seals breed, this name is misleading. A new name, Ferguson Peak was recommended by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1957 for David Ferguson, a Scottish geologist, who carried out geological investigations in South Georgia in 1911-12 for Messrs. Chr. Salvesen and Company.
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