Information About

Cape Addington

Quick Facts

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Location

55 ° 26' 19" N,
133 ° 49' 18" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Uses

Cape Addington in Detail.

About

At the southweat tip of Noyes Island, Alex. Arch.

History

Named on August 24, 1794, by Captain George Vancouver, RN, for Henry Addington, 1757-1844, Speaker of the House of Commons (Wagner, 1937, p. 371); named "Cape Barnett" by Captain John Meares in 1788 (U S Russian transliterations of this name were published by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 9), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), as "Mys Adington," and by the Russian Hydrographic Dept. in 1853 on Chart 1493 as "Mys Eddington."