Mount Heekin

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Mount Heekin (85°3′S 177°16′W / 85.050°S 177.267°W / -85.050; -177.267Coordinates: 85°3′S 177°16′W / 85.050°S 177.267°W / -85.050; -177.267) is a large, ice-free mountain overlooking the north side of the mouth of Baldwin Glacier where the latter enters Shackleton Glacier, Antarctica. It was discovered and photographed by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump on the flights of February 16, 1947, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Robert P. Heekin, U.S. Navy, the navigator of Flight 8.[1]

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