Evans, Cape

SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 4387

Feature type: Cape (8)

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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Narrative

A low promontory on the west coast of Ross Island forming the northern entrance to Erebus Bay. Discovered by the NAE, 1901-04, which named it the Skuary. The BAE, 1910-13, built its headquarters here, and before doing so, Scott, in 1911, renamed it Cape Evans in honour of his second in command, Lieutenant Edward R G R Evans, RN, later Admiral Lord Mountevans. The cape is the termination of a compartively low peninsula which projects about 1 1/2 miles into McMurdo Sound. The Ross Sea Party of theImperial Trans-Antartic Expedition, 1914-17, also wintered here.

Location

Latitude:
77° 38' 00.0" S
-77.633°
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Longitude:
166° 24' 00.0" E
166.400°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Region:
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