We currently have topics for Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia and the US (except Alaska). These account for most of our place names. However, some captains seem to confuse port and starboard and find themselves in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Africa or in Asia. The purpose of this topic is to handle place names that do not fit in the currently existing topics. Based on the information collected here, we may create new topics. You can use this topic to search for a place name in a region not covered by the other topics.You can also use this topic to ask for help with reading a place name or locating the place in a region not covered by the other topics.
Give us a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned
and tell us approximately where it occurs on the page(s).
Note: Place names include lighthouses.
If you have information about a place name or find a useful reference, please help everyone by contributing it to this topic.
When contributing place names, try to provide as many of the following as possible:
- Name in log
- Latitude and Longitude (preferably in decimal format with a minimum of one decimal place - two decimal places is the preferred format)
- Administrative division within the country
- Current name (if different)
- Link to more information
- Also, in case of problems, a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned would be helpful
Don't worry if you can't supply all the information. Your link to the page will enable others to search for the missing information.
(You can save us even more work by using the template provided
, but that is strictly optional.)
Topics for regions where we have accumulated a significant number of place names (but not yet created Reference/Discussion topics) are listed below.
|East Africa, Suez to Simonstown||dorbel|
|China Station, Japan, Pacific and Indian Ocean||Maikel, dorbel, Karijn, ...|
|Icelandic and Faroese Place Names||Thursday Next|
|Latin American Place Names||propriome, Randi, Pommy Stuart, ...|
|Mediterranean and Black Sea Place Names||Janet Jaguar, AvastMH, Randi|
Any kind of geographical information in this topic is always welcome. A Google Map covering a specific ship or area is a good example of a much appreciated contribution. We will collect them here.
Philip Brohan's Place Names