SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Washington, Cape (NZL) 74° 39' 00.0" S 165° 25' 00.0" E Cape
Name ID: 114684 Place ID: 15759

A bold truncated headland 300m high with vertical sides forming the tip of the long peninsula which separates Wood Bay and Terra Nova Bay, and forming the southern point of Wood Bay, in Victoria Land. Discovered and named on 18 February 1841 by Ross for Captain Washington, RN, who was Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society from 1836 to 1840. Washington took an active part in agitating for an expedition to the Antarctic, and he stressed the suitability of Captain James Clark Ross for the leadership of such an expedition.

Washington, Cape (RUS) 74° 40' 00.0" S 165° 35' 00.0" E Cape
Name ID: 121318 Place ID: 15759

Washington, Cape (USA) 74° 39' 00.0" S 165° 25' 00.0" E Cape
Name ID: 133453 Place ID: 15759

A prominent cape, 275 m, marking the S extremity of the peninsula which separates Wood Bay and Terra Nova Bay, in Victoria Land. Discovered in 1841 by Capt. James Clark Ross, RN, and named by him for Captain Washington, RN, who was secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, 1836-40.

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