Cape Walker

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Map of Thurston Island.
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Cape Walker (72°33′S 95°57′W / 72.550°S 95.950°W / -72.550; -95.950Coordinates: 72°33′S 95°57′W / 72.550°S 95.950°W / -72.550; -95.950) is an ice-covered cape which forms the southeast end of Thurston Island. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Captain Edward K. Walker, captain of the Canisteo, a tanker in the Eastern Group of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946-47.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Cape Walker" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).