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