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O'Cain Point: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for O'Cain 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): O'Cain Point

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10985

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 16' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 53' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.2666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58.8833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Point lying 3 mi NW of Duthoit Point on the E side of Nelson Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name O'Cain's Island, after the American sealing vessel O'Cain (Captain Jonathan Winship) from Boston, MA, was applied by the Stonington sealers in 1820-21 to Nelson Island, but this name did not become established. O'Cain Point was applied by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961 to preserve the American name in the area.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding O'Cain Point 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 O'Cain Point should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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