Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

MRGID http://marineregions.org/mrgid/12262
Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Names
Language Name Name source
FrenchLagrange, CapSCAR Composite Gazetteer   
EnglishCape LagrangeFederaal wetenschapsbeleid (2008). Four maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. (look up in IMIS)   
DutchKaap LagrangeFederaal wetenschapsbeleid (2008). Four maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. (look up in IMIS)   
PlaceType Cape 
Latitude 64° 28' 0" S (-64.4666667°)  
Longitude 62° 26' 0" W (-62.4333333°)  
Source SCAR Composite Gazetteer, available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/gaz/scar/
Notes Belgica information: Conspicuous peak, 450 mi, standing 5.5 mi NE of Strath Point on the SE coast of Brabant Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. A point on the coast just S of this peak was first charted and the name Lagrange applied by the BelgAE under Gerlache, 1897-99. On one of the photos published by the BelgAE the name is applied to the S tip of the island. To avoid confusion the generic term has been altered and the name applied to the peak described here. http://geonames.usgs.gov    
Belgica information: Cape at the north-east entrance of Larvik Harbour at the SE coast of Brabant island in the Palmer Archepelago. It was first charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-1899 under Adrien de Gerlache and named Lagrange. Charles Lagrange was Director of the Royal Belgian Observatory. His brother Eugène was professor et the Royal Military Academy. Both ware ardent supporters of the expedition and gave valuable advice. On one of the photos published by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition the name is applied to the Southern tip of the island. To avoid confusion the generic term has been altered and the name applied to a peak lying just North of the feature described here.    
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Part of  Southern Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
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Edit history Last edited on 2006-04-06 14:59:04 by Deckers Pieter
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