Cape Fairweather

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Cape Fairweather
Geographical location
Cape Fairweather (Antarctic Peninsula)
Cape Fairweather
Coordinates 65 ° 1 ′  S , 61 ° 2 ′  W Coordinates: 65 ° 1 ′  S , 61 ° 2 ′  W
location Grahamland , Antarctic Peninsula
coast Nordenskjöld coast and Oskar II coast
Waters Weddell Sea
Waters 2 Artanes Bay

Cape Fairweather is a 705  m high and icy cape with some bare rocky outcrops along the southeast and east sides, which is halfway between the Drygalski Glacier and the Evans Glacier on the east coast of the Antarctic Graham Land . It marks the northern border of the Oskar II coast . The seal islands lie in front of the cape .

The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey , which carried out a geodetic survey of the cape in 1947, named it after Captain Alexander Fairweather (1847-1896), captain of the whaler Balaena from Dundee , who operated from 1892 to 1893 off the northeast coast of the Antarctic Peninsula .

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