Reyes Spit

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Reyes Spit
Geographical location
Reyes Spit (South Shetland Islands)
Reyes Spit
Coordinates 62 ° 29 ′  S , 59 ° 41 ′  W Coordinates: 62 ° 29 ′  S , 59 ° 41 ′  W
location Greenwich Island ( South Shetland Islands )
coast Guesalaga Peninsula
Waters Discovery Bay

The Reyes Spit is a narrow and gravel celled promontory of Greenwich Iceland in the archipelago of the South Shetland Islands . It juts west from the Guesalaga Peninsula into Discovery Bay .

Its name is derived from the name Punta Reyes on a Chilean map from 1951, on which a headland at the base of the headland is named. This is how they named participants of the 1st Chilean Antarctic Expedition (1946–1947). It is named after Camilo Reyes Ulloa, who worked as a navigational officer on the frigate Iquique on this research trip . The UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee transferred this designation in 1971 in an adapted form to the headland described here.

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