Foyn Coast

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Location of Foyn Coast on Antarctic Peninsula.

The Foyn Coast (66°40′S 64°20′W / 66.667°S 64.333°W / -66.667; -64.333Coordinates: 66°40′S 64°20′W / 66.667°S 64.333°W / -66.667; -64.333) is that portion of the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula between Cape Alexander and Cape Northrop. It was discovered in 1893 by a Norwegian expedition under Captain Carl Anton Larsen, who named it for Svend Foyn, a Norwegian whaler of Tønsberg whose invention of the grenade harpoon greatly facilitated modern whaling.[1]


  1. ^ "Foyn Coast". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-05.

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