This page presents the geographical name data for Finley Heights in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Finley Heights
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4924
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 13' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 13' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.2166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.2166667
Elevation (see definition): 1070
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): Rugged coastal heights rising to 1,070 m between the mouths of Bingham and Lurabee Glaciers, on the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered by Sir Hubert Wilkins in an aerial flight on Dec. 20, 1928. He considered the heights to be islands lying in a great transverse channel across Antarctic Peninsula and named them Finley Islands for John H. Finley of The New York Times, then president of the American Geographical Society. Correlation of aerial photographs taken by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935 and preliminary reports of the findings of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, led W.L.G. Joerg to interpret this to be joined to the mainland. In published reports, members of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) have concurred in this interpretation which was also borne out by the results of subsequent flights and a sledge trip from East Base, in 1940, by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS).
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