Name details

Cape Sheffield

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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United States Gazetteer Id 131500

Feature type: Cape (8)

Origin

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:

Narrative

Cape forming the NW extremity of Rugged Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Named for James P. Sheffield, Master of the brig Hersilia of Stonington, CT, in 1819-20 and 1820-21, the first American sealer known to have visited the South Shetland Islands. In 1819-20 he took 8,868 sealskins from headquarters at Rugged Island.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 37' 00.0" S
- 62.61667°
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Longitude:
61° 19' 00.0" W
- 61.31667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1960

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