Pylon Point

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Pylon Point
Geographical location
Pylon Point (Antarctic Peninsula)
Pylon Point
Coordinates 68 ° 6 ′  S , 65 ° 4 ′  W Coordinates: 68 ° 6 ′  S , 65 ° 4 ′  W
location Grahamland , Antarctic Peninsula
coast Bowman coast
Waters Trail inlet

The Pylon Point ( English for Pylonspitze ) is an elevated headland on the Bowman coast of Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula . It protrudes 6 km southwest of the Three-Slice-Nunatak at the northern end of a massif on the Joerg Peninsula into the Trail Inlet .

The first sighting probably goes back to the Australian polar explorer Hubert Wilkins , who flew over this area on December 20, 1928. The American polar explorer Lincoln Ellsworth undertook another overflight on November 21, 1935. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names named the headland so because the scientists of the United States Antarctic Service Expedition (1939-1941) several times on their ventures south along the Had to circle the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula like a pylon .

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