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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2015, 01:02:37 pm »
Chalmers Bay, B.C. (Unfortunately, I can't find any external sources)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%20117/IMG_3848_1.jpg - last paragraph
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%20117/IMG_3849_0.jpg

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2015, 02:53:47 pm »
Cape Bullen: http://mapcarta.com/24176846, Nunavut, 74.37, -85.2

Cape Home: http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-800156&fid=886&c=canada, Nunavut, 74.53, -83.62

Cuming Inlet: http://mapcarta.com/24213504, Nunavut, 74.57, -85.07

Lancaster Sound: http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-801963&fid=894&c=canada, Nunavut, 74.25, -84

Powell Inlet: http://mapcarta.com/24570862, Nunavut, 74.57, -85.5

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2016, 09:37:13 pm »
Hi Matteo,
Three places in a very cold place -  High in the North East of Canada. Geonames details:

 Northwind 1946, 24th July, https://arctic.oldweather.org/#/transcription/2527/
  https://zooniverse-static.s3.amazonaws.com/old-weather-2015/Cold_Science/Coast_Guard/Northwind_WAG-282_or_WAGB-282_/Northwind-WAG-282-1946-split/Northwind-WAG-282-1946-0262-1.JPG
Dundas Harbour ca. 8 m
5943980
H HBR harbor(s)
Canada CA ? Nunavut 14
74.55159, -82.49888

and

Cape Warrender ca. 587 m
5916364
T CAPE cape
Canada CA ? Nunavut 14
74.46828, -81.76548

and

 Cape Osborn
5916126
T CAPE cape
Canada CA ? Nunavut 14
75.43488, -92.41778

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2016, 06:17:32 pm »
Hi Matteo,
Just discovered that Cape Sherard is an alternative name for Cape Osborn.  :)

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2016, 08:35:07 pm »
Small haul for the day from Geonames:

Philpots Island ca. 1 m
6103885
T ISL island
Canada CA ? Nunavut 14
74.95164, -79.96518


Devon Island ca. 321 m
5938808
T ISL island
Canada CA ? Nunavut 14
75.25162, -88.0002


Surf Point
6159834
T PT point
Canada CA ? British Columbia 02 ? Central Coast Regional District 5945
51.46807, -127.75643

Thanks Matteo :)

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2016, 07:54:56 am »
Hi Joan,

I've added places to db, will update threads soon...

Regarding Cape Sherard/Cape Osborn i've a little doubt.

There's a Cape Osborn on the west coast of Devon Island, according to geonames and also toporama (which are both "modern" sources).

There's a Cape Sherard on the east coast of Devon Island (coordinates 74.5995, -80.22217), and on a David Rumsey 1967 map it's also named (could it be a mistake? It's the only reference i've found so far) Cape Osborn.

I'm unsure about correct naming, and will deepen searches (in the meantime i've already added western Cape Osborn and eastern Cape Sherard). It seems the link for the Northwind is not accessible to me, so i can't read the log directly...

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2016, 05:44:14 pm »
I absolutely sympathize with that one Matteo...I looked around a lot of places, but it's certainly a shady place to pin down.  Strange that you can't get to the page - I'll sort out a copy to put here - back in a moment :)

Oh great - nor can I get to it..ggrrrrrrr!  >:(  OK - off to try a little harder  >:(

Got it  :D : https://zooniverse-static.s3.amazonaws.com/old-weather-2015/Cold_Science/Coast_Guard/Northwind_WAG-282_or_WAGB-282_/Northwind-WAG-282-1946-split/Northwind-WAG-282-1946-0262-1.JPG
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2016, 06:12:17 pm »
Great!

Indeed the one mentioned as Cape Osborn is the actual Cape Sherard on the east coast (their constant direction of 72 pgc in the weather pages leaves no doubt - they're definitely moving eastward), as in the Rumsey 1967 map.

Just added an alias in the db... will update thread soon.

Edit: Just updated ref, map & csv!
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2016, 09:16:13 am »
Charles Island BC
49.63, -124.06
http://mapcarta.com/24185926

Thetis Island BC
49.0, -123.69
http://mapcarta.com/24675542

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2017, 02:14:43 am »
Haro Strait - between Vancouver Island and San Juan Island

https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/6380-8-1933

Thanks Randi! Haro Strait is already in the Canadian and in the US references



Oops! :-[ https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23697935/content/dc-metro/rg-026/585454/0002/Bear-b361-1921/Bear-b361-1921_0286.JPG says Hara Strait. That is probably a typo. https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23697935/content/dc-metro/rg-026/585454/0002/Bear-b361-1921/Bear-b361-1921_0281.JPG has Haro Strait. I started searching for Hara and didn't find it. When I found Haro in the right area I was so tired that I didn't realize that the last letter was different.

No problem at all :D :D Better a report for something already enlisted than a missing place!
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2017, 01:00:52 am »
Hodgson Reefs
http://www.geonames.org/5975811/hodgson-reefs.html

Lewis Island
http://www.geonames.org/6053391/lewis-island.html

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2017, 12:43:09 pm »
Aide memoire - Joan look up Kings and Kays points near Herschel Island (Canada Yukon) (?Beluga 1900B)
Done:



Kay Point
5989923
T PT point
Canada CA ? Yukon 12
69.29527, -138.38791


King Point
5992368
T PT point
Canada CA ? Yukon 12
69.10141, -137.97318

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