This page presents the geographical name data for Stewart Stacks 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): Stewart Stacks
Feature Class (see definition): Pillar
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14594
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 38' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 12' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.6333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.2
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): Two prominent sea stacks on the S side of New Plymouth between Astor and Rugged Islands, in the South Shetland Islands. The name "Monuments" was applied by Robert Fildes in 1820-22, but has been rejected in order to avoid duplication with other existing Monument names. Stewart Stacks, given by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1958, is for Hampton Stewart of the American sealer Jane Maria from New York, who according to the New York Gazette and General Advertiser of May 16, 1821, made one of the first charts (now lost) of the South Shetland Islands in 1820-21.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data