Author Topic: Other Place Names -- Discussion  (Read 17873 times)

AvastMH

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Re: Other Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2017, 12:45:39 pm »
From London Gazette 1904 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27686/page/3868

Love the source for information jil!  Never thought of checking the London Gazette - cool :)

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Re: Other Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2017, 09:29:18 pm »
This was the first time I'd thought of searching the Gazette's archive direct (although it has appeared in some googling for place names in the past). I'm going to try to remember to use it more often as I'd been struggling to locate the LV, which had ended up as the noon (ish) location for several days on HMS Galatea.

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Re: Other Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2018, 04:19:13 am »
Svalbard and Jan Mayen

https://geographic.org/geographic_names/svalbard/
https://geographic.org/geographic_names/jan_mayen/

North Lagoon is Nordlaguna
71.00083, -8.47361
http://www.geonames.org/3041916/nordlaguna.html

Egg Island
Quote from: Ice is where you find it - Captain Charles W. Thomas --- of the Northland
Egg Island conveyed no meaning to me at the time. Later I was to learn that it is a semicircular volcanic neck connected to the south shore of Jan Mayen Island by a peninsula of volcanic tuff.
Presumably Eggoya
70.97083, -8.39167
http://www.geonames.org/3042003/eggoya.html

Walrus Gat is Kvalrossbukta
70.96667, -8.7
http://www.geonames.org/3041943/kvalrossbukta.html
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Re: Other Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2018, 04:57:30 pm »
Public domain texts that may assist decipherment of unfamiliar, sometimes obsolete, place names.

United States Hydrographic Office, British Pilot Series:


No. 144 British Islands Pilot Vol. I (1915)
The South Coast of England from the Scilly Isles to the Thames, with Sailing Directions for the English Channel.

No. 145 British Islands Pilot Vol. II (1917)
The West Coast of England and Wales

No. 146 British Islands Pilot Vol. III (1917)
The Coasts of Ireland

No. 147 British Islands Pilot Vol. IV (1917)
The Western Coast of Scotland from Mull of Galloway to Rudh Re and Off-Lying Islands

No. 148 British Islands Pilot Vol. V (1917)
The Western Coast of Scotland from Rudh Re to Cape Wrath and the Hebrides Isles

No. 149 British Islands Pilot Vol. VI (1915)
Faroes, Shetlands, and Orkney Islands, and North and East Coasts of Scotland from Cape Wrath to Fife Ness

No. 150 British Islands Pilot Vol. VII (1915)
East Coasts of Scotland and England from Fife Ness to North Foreland,
Including the Frith of Forth and the Thames and Medway Rivers

Having returned to the Thames, "an unconventional handbook" merits recommendation:
Dickens' Dictionary of the Thames: From Oxford to the Nore, An Unconventional Handbook 1881 Edition

There are U.S. Hydrographic Office manuals for other regions -- No. 151, for example, is Mediterranean Pilot Vol. I.

Another batch of contemporary guides from the United States Hydrographic Office.

No. 135 North Sea Pilot (1918)
Eastern Shores From Dunkerque to the Skaw.

No. 136 Norway Pilot (1915)
From Fejefiord to the North Cape, thence to Jacob River

No. 137 Arctic Pilot Vol. I (1917)
The Coast of Russia from the Voriema or Jacob River to East Cape, Bering Strait,
Including Off-Lying Islands.

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Re: Other Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2018, 06:16:18 am »
Not sure if you have this one.
http://travelingluck.com/world_search.html