Cape Petersen

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Cape Petersen (71°54′S 101°27′W) is a rounded ice-covered cape on the north side of Thurston Island, located about 18 nautical miles (33 km) east-northeast of Cape Flying Fish.

Discovery and name

The cape was delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in December 1946. Cape Petersen was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Carl O. Petersen, a radio engineer who served with the Byrd Antarctic Expedition in 1928-30 and 1933–35.