Knox Coast

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NASA MODIS satellite image of Knox, Budd and Sabrina coasts

Knox Coast, part of Wilkes Land, is that portion of the coast of Antarctica lying between Cape Hordern, at 100°31′E, and the Hatch Islands, at 109°16′E.

History[edit]

The coast was discovered in February 1840 by the U.S. Exploring Expedition (1838–42) under Lieutenant Charles Wilkes,[1] and named by Wilkes for Lieutenant Samuel R. Knox, U.S. Navy, captain of the Flying Fish, who served as acting master on the Vincennes during the Antarctic cruise.[2]

Features[edit]

Geographic features include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanton, William (1975). The Great United States Exploring Expedition. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 175. ISBN 0520025571. 
  2. ^ "Knox Coast". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 

Coordinates: 66°30′S 105°0′E / 66.500°S 105.000°E / -66.500; 105.000  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Knox Coast" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).