Byers Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Byers Peninsula (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peninsula (8)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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Mainly ice-free peninsula forming the W end of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the UK-APC in 1958 for James Byers, a New York shipowner who tried unsuccessfully in August 1820 to induce the United States Government to found a settlement in and take possession of the South Shetland Islands. Byers organized and sent out a fleet of American sealers from New York to the South Shetland Islands in 1820-21.
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