Walgreen coast

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Walgreen coast
Thwaites Glacier on the Walgreen Coast
Thwaites Glacier on the Walgreen Coast
Walgreen Coast (Antarctica)
Cape Herlacher
Cape Waite
location Marie Byrd Land , West Antarctica
Waters Amundsen lake
From Kap Herlacher
73 ° 52 ′ 0 ″  S , 114 ° 12 ′ 0 ″  W.
To Cape Waite
72 ° 42 ′ 0 ″  S , 103 ° 3 ′ 0 ″  W.
Satellite image of the Walgreen Coast
Satellite image of the Walgreen Coast

Coordinates: 76 °  S , 107 °  W

The Walgreen Coast is a stretch of coast in the east of the West Antarctic Marie Byrd Land . It lies between Cape Herlacher and Cape Waite and thus borders directly on the Eights coast to the east , which is already included in the Ellsworthland . The Bakutis coast connects to the west .

The coast was discovered by the US polar explorer Richard Evelyn Byrd during the United States Antarctic Service Expedition (1939-1941) in February 1940. Byrd named it after the American entrepreneur Charles Rudolph Walgreen (1873-1939), founder of the Walgreens pharmacy chain and sponsor of the research trip. The United States Geological Survey mapped them in detail based on their own surveys and aerial photographs that the United States Navy had made between 1959 and 1966.

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