Finley Heights (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Finley Heights (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Heights (2b)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Rugged coastal heights rising to 1,070 m between the mouths of Bingham and Lurabee Glaciers, on the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins in an aerial flight on Dec. 20, 1928. He considered the heights to be islands lying in a great transverse channel across Antarctic Peninsula and named them Finley Islands for John H. Finley of The New York Times, then president of the American Geographical Society. Correlation of aerial photographs taken by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935 and preliminary reports of the findings of the BGLE, 1934-37, led W.L.G. Joerg to interpret this to be joined to the mainland. In published reports, members of the BGLE have concurred in this interpretation which was also borne out by the results of subsequent flights and a sledge trip from East Base, in 1940, by members of the USAS.
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