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Cape Petersen is located in Antarctica
Cape Petersen
Cape Petersen
Location in Antarctica
Thurston Island - en
Map of Thurston Island.
ThurstonIsland Terra MODIS
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Cape Petersen (71°54′S 101°27′W / 71.900°S 101.450°W / -71.900; -101.450) is a rounded ice-covered cape on the north side of Thurston Island, about 18 nautical miles (33 km) east-northeast of Cape Flying Fish. Delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in December 1946. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Carl O. Petersen, radio engineer with the Byrd Antarctic Expedition in 1928-30 and 1933–35.


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