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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13160

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 21' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 34' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.35

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.5666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): A shallow indentation of the coast of Victoria Land between Spike Cape and Gneiss Point. The name was suggested by the Western Geological Party of the British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE) (1910-13), which while sledging across the ice at the mouth of the bay erected makeshift sails on their man-drawn sledge, thereby increasing the speed.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Sails, Bay of 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 Sails, Bay of should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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