Hilton Inlet

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Hilton Inlet (71°57′S 61°20′W / 71.950°S 61.333°W / -71.950; -61.333Coordinates: 71°57′S 61°20′W / 71.950°S 61.333°W / -71.950; -61.333) is an ice-filled inlet, 22 kilometres (12 nmi) wide, which recedes about 41 kilometres (22 nmi) west from its entrance between Cape Darlington and Cape Knowles, along the east coast of Palmer Land, Antarctica. It was discovered by the United States Antarctic Service in 1940, and named for Donald C. Hilton, a member of the East Base sledge party that charted this coast as far south as this inlet.[1]

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