Cape Lagrelius

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Cape Lagrelius
Lagrelius Point
Geographical location
Cape Lagrelius (Antarctic Peninsula)
Cape Lagrelius
Coordinates 63 ° 54 ′  S , 58 ° 18 ′  W Coordinates: 63 ° 54 ′  S , 58 ° 18 ′  W
location James Ross Island ( Ross Islands , West Antarctica )
Waters Prince Gustav Canal

Cape Lagrelius ( English Lagrelius Point ) is a low and ice-free headland on the northwest side of the West Antarctic James Ross Island . It is located 2.5 km south of Carlson Island and protrudes into the Prince Gustav Canal .

Participants in the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901–1903) headed by Otto Nordenskjöld discovered and measured them. Nordenskjöld named the cape after the Swedish entrepreneur Axel Lagrelius (1863-1944), a sponsor of this research trip . The headland got its English name after a survey by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey in 1952.

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Individual evidence

  1. Otto Nordenskjöld: Scientific results of the Swedish south polar expedition 1901-1903 . Vol. 1, Delivery 1: The Swedish South Polar Expedition and its geographic activity , Lithographic Institute of the General Staff, Stockholm 1911