Klutschak Point

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Klutschak Point (54°10′S 37°41′W / 54.167°S 37.683°W / -54.167; -37.683Coordinates: 54°10′S 37°41′W / 54.167°S 37.683°W / -54.167; -37.683) is a rocky point 2 nautical miles (4 km) southeast of Cape Demidov on the south coast of South Georgia. The coast in this vicinity was roughly charted in 1775 by a British expedition under James Cook and in 1819 by a Russian expedition under Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. The point itself appears on charts dating back to about 1900. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee following a survey by the South Georgia Survey, 1951–52, for Heinrich W. Klutschak, an Austrian artist who accompanied the American sealing schooner Flying Fish to South Georgia in 1877–78 and published a narrative of his activities with a sketch map in 1881.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Klutschak Point" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).