Paton Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Paton Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak (2d)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
The highest point, approximately 723m above sea level, of Beaufort Island. At 550m at the southeastern end of the main ridge which forms the eastern side of Beaufort Island was a survey station (Paton Survey Station) which was occupied by a joint US-NZ Geological Survey and Biological Party on 24 January 1959. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-MD14
Named by the New Zealand Geological and Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1958-59, after James Paton, a seaman who made at least six voyages to the Ross Dependency area. He first served on the "Morning" the relief vessel of Scott's National Antarctic Expedition (Discovery expedition, NAE) (1901-1904), and made the first landing on the island by walking to it against orders over sea-ice from the ship.
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