Sheffield, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Sheffield (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:
NW point of Rugged Island (q.v.) and SW entrance point of New Plymouth, Livingston Island, was named after Capt. James P. Sheffield, Master of the brig Hersilia (Hersilia Cove, q.v.) from Stonington in 1819-20 and 1820-21, who was the first American sealer known to have visited the South Shetland Islands; in 1819-20 he took 8868 seal skins while operating from his headquarters at Rugged Island (USHO, 1943, p.101; APC, 1959a, p.11; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Cabo Sheffield (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.219; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.258). The cape was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.
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