Cape Fanning

Fanning, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Fanning  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 4457
Name ID: 124989

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 which forms the N side of the entrance to Violante Inlet, on the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered by the USAS in a flight from East Base on Dec. 30, 1940. Named by the US-ACAN for Edmund Fanning, of Stonington, CT, and New York City, who in addition to actual Antarctic exploration in connection with his sealing and whaling business also vigorously promoted exploration by others under both private and public auspices. His book, Voyages Round the World, published in 1833, is an authoritative work on early American Antarctic exploration.

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Location

Latitude:
72° 24' 00.0" S
- 72.40000°
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Longitude:
60° 39' 00.0" W
- 60.65000°
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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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1947

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