Smith Cliff

Map of Thurston Island.
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Tinglof Peninsula (72°2′S 100°6′W / 72.033°S 100.100°W / -72.033; -100.100Coordinates: 72°2′S 100°6′W / 72.033°S 100.100°W / -72.033; -100.100) is an ice-covered peninsula, 10 nautical miles (18 km) long, between Henry and Wagoner Inlets on the north side of Thurston Island. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in December 1946. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Iver (Ivor) Tinglof,[1] tractor mechanic of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expion in 1933–35, who built at Little America the first heavy cargo sleds for use in the Antarctic.[2]

Smith Cliff is a rock cliff midway along the ice-covered northern shore of the peninsula. It was photographed by the Eastern Group of Operation Highjump and later named by US-ACAN after Aviation Radioman William F. Smith an aircrewman from the operation.[3]

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  1. ^ "Cover to Byrd's Wife from Crew Member", The Ohio State University Libraries. Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  2. ^ "Tinglof Peninsula". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  3. ^ "Smith Cliff". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-08-30.

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