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Cape Hinks

Hinks, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Hinks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109322

Feature type: Cape


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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NW entrance point of Stefansson Sound, Wilkins Coast, was photographed from the air on 20 December 1928 by Wilkins who appears to have regarded it as part of his Finley Islands (Finley Heights, q.v.) (Wilkins, 1929, Fig.30, p.368); further photographed from the air by Ellsworth, 21 November 1935 (Joerg, 1937, Fig.8, p.437); following comparison of Wilkins' and Ellsworth's photographs, shown as NE extremity of Joerg's Finley Peninsula (Finley Heights, q.v.) in c. 69°25'S 62°30'W (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444); further photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by USAS in 1940 (USHO, 1943, photograph facing p.272); called Cape Cross, probably after Dr Allan S. Cross (Mount Cross, q.v.) and shown in 69°12'S 63°07'W (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Cabo Cross (Chile. DNH chart I, 1947). The name Cape Hinks was later applied to the whole E side of Finley Heights, after Arthur Robert Hinks (1873-1945), British astromomer and geographer; Secretary of the RGS, 1915-45, "who undertook in his published studies to reconcile the explorations of Wilkins, Ellsworth, Rymill, and the United States Antarctic Service expedition in the general area of Stefansson Strait [Stefansson Sound]" (USBGN, 1947, p.179). Following resurvey by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947, the name Cape Hinks was restricted to the feature defined above (BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.12; DCS 601 sheet 69 62, 1955; USBGN, 1956, p.159; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979). Cabo Hinks (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.327; Pierrou, 1970, p.427; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.153). Cape (Cross) Hinks (USHO, 1960, p.336). Mys Khinks (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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69° 10' 00.0" S
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63° 10' 00.0" W
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