Martin Peninsula

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Map of the Martin Peninsula

The Martin Peninsula (74°20′S 114°30′W) is a peninsula about 96 km (60) mi long and 32 km (20 mi) wide that is ice covered except for a few rock outcrops along its margins, located between Getz Ice Shelf and Dotson Ice Shelf on the coast of Westarctica. The farthest point of the peninsula is Jacobsen Head. It includes the Murray Foreland and Tucker Point

It significantly dwarfs the nearby Spaulding Peninsula.

Discovery and name

Martin Peninsula was delineated from aerial photographs taken by USN Operation Highjump in January 1947.

It was named by US-ACAN after Col. Lawrence Martin, USA (Ret.), American geographer and authority on Antarctic exploration with the Library of Congress; member of US-SCAN, 1943-46.

Peerage title

On 16 June 2015, Martino Bertoni and his wife, Francesca Bertoni, were granted joint peerage titles as Count and Countess of Martin. Their titles are named for this peninsula.