Crown Head


Crown Head

Crown Head (60°37′S 45°19′W / 60.617°S 45.317°W / -60.617; -45.317) is a headland forming the east side of Palmer Bay on the north coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. First seen in the course of the joint cruise by Captain George Powell, British sealer, and Captain Nathaniel Palmer, American sealer, in December 1821. Surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1956-58. The name derives from an association with Coronation Island and was given by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Crown Head" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).