This page presents the geographical name data for Winston Lagoon 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): Winston Lagoon
Feature Class (see definition): Swamp
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16721
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 09' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 39' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.15
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.65
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957
Description (see definition): A lagoon indenting the SE coast of Heard Island about 1 mi NE of Cape Lockyer. The feature is roughly portrayed on an American sealer chart of the 1860 period. It was sighted from the air by Lieutenant Malcolm Smith, RAAF, pilot of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) seaplane that made the first reconnaissance flight over the island in 1948. Lieutenant Smith proposed that it be named Lake Winston after his wife. In view of his death in an aircraft accident shortly afterward, this proposal was adopted by ANCA with only a change of generic term.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data