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Foster, Port: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Foster, Port 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): Foster, Port

Feature Class (see definition): Harbor

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5182

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 57' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 39' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.95

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.65

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Basin-like harbor (a drowned breached crater), 5 mi long and 3 mi wide, lying within Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands. The harbor was known to sealers as early as 1820, and in its early history was called Port Williams, after Captain William Smith's brig, the Williams, or Yankee Harbor, because of the number of American sealers who harbored there. A few years later it was named Port Foster after Captain Henry Foster of the Chanticleer, who made pendulum and magnetic observations in this harbor in 1829. The latter name has become established by usage.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Foster, Port in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Foster, Port should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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