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, 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.[1]

Features[edit]

Geographic features include:

References[edit]

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).