Waterboat Point

SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 15767

Feature type: Point


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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at N end of Paradise Harbour, Danco Coast, formed by a small island joined to the mainland by a spit at low tide, was roughly charted by BeAE in February 1898 (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5); surveyed by BAE, 1920-22, when a two-man party occupied the point from 12 January 1921 to 13 January 1922, living in an old water boat left stranded by the whaling factory ship Neko about eight years before; named Water Boat Point (Lester 1920-22b, p.25; 1923, p.179; BA 1948, p.79). The Island (Bagshawe, 1938, p.185 and map p.189; Croxall and Kirkwood, 1979, Map 13.1). The feature was further surveyed by CAE, 1950-51, and called Península Munita after Capt. (N) Diego Munita Whittaker, commanding the expedition in the patrol ship Angamos (Chile. DNH chart 511, 1951; IHA, 1974, p.205). A Chilean station was established on the site in January 1951 and called "González Videla" or "Base Presidente González Videla", after G. G. Videla (Greenwich Island, q.v.) (Thomas and Addison, 1954, p.166). Punta Waterboat, referring to a point on the mainland opposite the island (Chile. DNH chart 511, 1951; IHA 1974, p.298). Islote Pingüino [=penguin islet] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p. 253). Isla Pingüino (Argentina. MM chart LL, 1954). The point was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Waterbootpunt [sic] (Knapp, 1958, p.588). Waterboat Point (APC, 1958, p.7; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Isla Domnitz, "Base Gabriel González Videla" (Halpern, 1962, Fig.6). "Base González Videla" (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.147). "Gabriel González Videla" (USHO, 1963, p.152b). "Presidente Gabriel González Videla Base" (Mueller, 1964, p.393). "Gabriel Gonzáles [sic] Videla", "Base Presidente Gabriel Gonzáles [sic] Videla", "Base GGV" (Aldunate, 1964, p.1 and map p.5). Since 1964 the Chilean station has been only seasonally occupied. "Gonsales [sic]-Videla" (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). "Presidente Gabriel Gonzales [sic] Videla" (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973). "Presidente Gonzales [sic] Videla" (BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974).


64° 49' 00.0" S
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62° 51' 00.0" W
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