This page presents the geographical name data for Jacobsen Bight 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): Jacobsen Bight
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7434
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 25' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 50' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.4166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.8333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Bight 4 mi wide, indenting the S coast of South Georgia between Larvik Cone and Cape Darnley. The name "Sukkertopp bukta" (Sugarloaf Bay) was used by Olaf Holtedahl in 1929 for the whole of the coast between Cape Darnley and Sandefjord, which was shown on his map as one bay. The name "Zuckerspitzenbucht" was used for the northwestern of two bays shown on this same stretch of coast by Ludwig Kohl-Larsen in 1930. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, surveyed this coast in detail and confirmed the existence of two bays. As the names derived from Mount Sugartop are misleading (the mountain does not dominate the bay) and as none of the existing names for the feature are used locally, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1957 proposed a new name. Jacobsen Bight is for Fridthjof Jacobsen (1874-1933), who worked at the Compania Argentina de Pesca station at Grytviken, 1904-21, and later became vice president of the company.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data