Stefansson Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Stefansson Strait (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Strait (9)
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:
An ice-filled strait 35 mi long and 3 to 10 mi wide, between the E coast of Palmer Land and Hearst Island. This strait was first sighted by Sir Hubert Wilkins at the S end of his flight of Dec. 20, 1928, and was named by him for Vilhjalmur Stefansson. He believed it to be a strait cutting off what is now known to be Antarctic Peninsula from the main land mass of Antarctica. The true orientation of the strait was determined by members of the USAS who charted this coast by land and from the air in 1940.
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