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

Feature Class (see definition): Beach

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12702

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 37' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.6166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Beaches extending along the N side of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Robbery Beach was used by James Weddell in 1820-23. It arose from the English robbery of sealskins collected by the American brig Charity (Captain Charles H. Barnard) of New York in January 1821. There was fierce competition between British and American sealers in the area during the early 1820s.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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