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    Re: Transcript Of Worsleys Navigational Log Book
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2017 Feb 9, 10:35 -0500

    You wrote
    Did Worsley believe Cape Belsham to be the eastern point of Elephant Island? 

    That is a point we can definitively answer.  Robin and I thrashed about on this point until the chart drawn by Reginald James came to light, in a paper by James Wordie.  Both men were with Shackleton.  James' chart shows Cape Belsham as the middle of the three peninsulas, with Point Wild the eastern most of the three peninsulas.  It would be very strange if Worsley did not agree with that designation.

    At no time did the expedition identify the easternmost point as Cape Belsham. The expedition did briefly stay at the easternmost point, and termed it Cape Valentine.  Cape Valentine and Cape Belsham were never the same location *as determined by the expedition*.

    Yet it is clear that earlier references to Cape Belsham do identify it as the easternmost point.  Leading to all types of confusion and merryment!


    On Feb 9, 2017 7:09 AM, "David C" <NoReply_DavidC@fer3.com> wrote:



    which includes the following:

    "Cape Belsham, referring to E point of Elephant Island (Cape Valentine, q.v.) (Wilkes, 1845, Vol. 1, p.139). "

    Therefore is Cape Belsham identical to Cape Valentine? 

    The next phrase reads "The cape was roughly charted by DI in 1925-27". In other words the next surveys were *after* Shackleton's expedition.

    Were Shackleton/Worsley  familiar with Wilke's report? Did Worsley believe Cape Belsham to be the eastern point of Elephant Island? When was cape Valentine names and its position determined.

    We need to locate Powell's 1824 map (-;

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