Cape Gray

Cape Gray is a rocky cape which forms the east side of the entrance to Commonwealth Bay, part of the George V Coast of Antarctica. The cape is actually a small rocky island which is joined to the icecap of the mainland by an ice ramp. It was discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who named it for Percival Gray, second officer on the expedition ship Aurora.[1]

Cape Gray
Map showing the location of Cape Gray
Map showing the location of Cape Gray
Coordinates66°51′S 143°22′E / 66.850°S 143.367°E / -66.850; 143.367Coordinates: 66°51′S 143°22′E / 66.850°S 143.367°E / -66.850; 143.367

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gray, Cape". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-06.

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