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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 872

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
018° 55' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -18.9166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): Small ice-covered island near Princess Martha Coast and E of Lyddan Island in the S part of Riiser-Larsen Ice Shelf. The island was discovered Nov. 5, 1967, in the course of a U.S. Navy (USN) Squadron VXE-6 flight over the coast in LC-130 aircraft, and was plotted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from air photos taken at that time. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after William Lincoln Bakewell, the lone American on Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated 1914-16 expedition in the Endurance to this area. Bakewell reportedly represented himself as Canadian to gain acceptance for the voyage to Antarctica.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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