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Cape Keeler

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109583

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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SW entrance point of Revelle Inlet, Wilkins Coast, was probably the feature seen from the air on 20 December 1928 by Wilkins, who described it as marking the S tip of Graham Land and the NE entrance point of his Casey Channel (Casey Glacier, q.v.), in c. 69°35'S 64°55'W, and named it after Fred E. Keeler, of the Lockheed Aircraft Company (the Lockhead Vega monoplane San Francisco was used by Wilkins on his 1928-29 flights) (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374 and p.376; BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933). Kapp Keeler (Aagaard, 1930, end map). During Joerg's study of Wilkins' photographs of this area, Photograph M (Wilkins, 1929, Fig. 28, p.367), which was labelled "...Cape Keeler", could not be identified, but Wilkins' Lurabee Channel (Lurabee Glacier, q.v.) was identified. It is presumed that, having decided upon the positions of the names Casey Glacier (q.v.), Cape Mayo (q.v.) and Miller Point (q.v.), Joerg then tentatively placed the name Cape Keeler to the NNW of Cape Mayo (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444; [shown in 69°38'S 62°42'W] USHO chart 5411, 1939). The feature was surveyed from the ground by USAS in December 1940. Cape Keeler ([in c. 68°55'S 63°12'W] USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; [in c. 68°55'S 63°30'W] USHO chart 2562, 1943; [in c. 68°48'S 63°10'W] USHO chart 5411, 1946; [in 68°47'S 63°15'W] USBGN, 1947, p.185; [as now accepted] Ronne, 1949, map p.230; DCS 601 sheet 68 62, 1955; APC, 1955, p.13). The cape was resurveyed and used as an advance base by FIDS-RARE in 1947-48. Cabo Keeler (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.456; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.170). Cape Keele [sic] (USAF chart (AP-38), 1947). Kap Keeler (Sauer, 1947, p.164). Mys Keler (Aleyner, 1949, map p.343). Mys Keeler (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Mys Kiler (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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68° 51' 00.0" S
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63° 13' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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