This page presents the geographical name data for President Beaches 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): President Beaches
Feature Class (see definition): Beach
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12044
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 39' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 09' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.65
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.15
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A series of beaches which extend for 6 mi along the broad western end of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name "West Beaches" was proposed by K.R. Everett, U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) researcher who made a reconnaissance soil survey in the area during February 1969. The proposed name is locationally appropriate but would be repetitious. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) has chosen instead to restore a historical name to the vicinity. In the early part of the 1820-21 season, the Stonington sealers used the name "President's Harbor" (now New Plymouth) for the anchorage immediately off these beaches.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data