Puget Rock

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Puget Rock
Waters Weddell Sea
Archipelago Joinville Islands ( West Antarctica )
Geographical location 63 ° 30 ′  S , 55 ° 39 ′  W Coordinates: 63 ° 30 ′  S , 55 ° 39 ′  W
Puget Rock (Antarctic Peninsula)
Puget Rock

The Puget Rock is a cliff in the Joinville Islands group off the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula . It rises out of the Weddell Sea east of Eden Rocks off the eastern end of Dundee Island .

The British polar explorer James Clark Ross named on December 30, 1842 in the course of his Antarctic expedition (1839-1843) an object in this area that was later unidentifiable as Cape Puget . It is named after Captain William David Puget († 1853) of the Royal Navy . The UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee transferred Ross' name to the rock described here in 1957.

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