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Kenyon Peninsula

Kenyon Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Kenyon Peninsula  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109604

Feature type: Peninsula


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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between Mobiloil Inlet, Bowman Coast, and Revelle Inlet, Wilkins Coast, terminating in Cape Agassiz, was partially photographed from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928 (Wilkins, 1929, Fig. 29, p.368) and by Ellsworth, 23 November 1935 (Joerg, 1937, Fig. 2, p.434), but probably not recognized as a feature on these flights, since it was not mapped by Joerg (1937, map facing p.444); again partially photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by USAS in December 1940, when the E extremity forming Cape Agassiz was described as a snow-covered island (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; USHO, 1943, p.272 and photograph facing p.273); seen from the air by FIDS-RARE in August-September 1947, when the peninsula was identified as the feature partially photographed by Wilkins and Ellsworth, with the "island" joined to the rest of the peninsula; following ground survey by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947, named Hollick-Kenyon Peninsula after Herbert Hollick-Kenyon (1897-1975), Canadian pilot on Ellsworths' trans-Antarctic flight in November 1935 and on Wilkins' 1937 air expedition over the Arctic Ocean in search of six missing Soviet airmen; Hon. Air Cmdre, RCAF; Chief pilot, Canadian Pacific Airlines, 1942-62 (BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.12; DCS 601 sheet 68, 62, 1955; USBGN, 1956, p.160). Península Hollick(-)Kenyon (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.429; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.153). Poluostrov Khollik-Ken'on (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Kenyon Peninsula (APC, 1960, p.5; DOS 610 sheet W 68 62, 1963).

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68° 27' 00.0" S
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63° 33' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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