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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5453

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
61° 55' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.9166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Rocky point 2 mi SE of False Round Point on the N coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The point is one of the features named Pyritic or Esther Islands by Scottish geologist David Ferguson in 1913-14. Although Ferguson represented the point as a rocky island separated from the ice cliff of King George Island by a channel 400 ft wide, air photos show that there is no channel. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960. The word "gam" is an old sealers' and whalers' term for the occasions when groups of men from several vessels met in one of them for a gossip. Nearby Esther Harbor was an anchorage frequently used by sealers.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Gam Point 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 Gam Point should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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