Hooker, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Hooker (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
SE point of Low Island, South Shetland Islands, was roughly charted by the nineteenth-century sealers; further charted by Foster in 1829 but shown as the NE point of the island; probably named after Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), Professor of Botany, University of Glasgow, 1820-41; Director of Kew Gardens, 1841-65 (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; [in 63°16'S 62°00'W] APC, 1955, p.12; BA chart 3205, 15.iii.1957). The following names refer to the NE point of the island. Cap Hooker (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Kapp Hooker (HA chart, 1928). Cabo Hooker (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.430; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.154). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956, the charted shape of the island was drastically altered and the name Cape Hooker was applied to its SE point as defined above (APC, 1962, p.16; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Mys Khuker (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
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