Morris Jesup, Cape


Mor·ris Jes·up, Cape

geographical name \ˈmr-əs-ˈje-səp, ˈmär-\

Definition of MORRIS JESUP, CAPE

headland N Greenland in Peary Land on Arctic Ocean; world's northernmost dry land

Morris Jesup, Cape

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Cape, in the Peary Land region, northern Greenland, on the Arctic Ocean. Situated 440 mi (710 km) from the North Pole, it is one of the world's most northerly points of land. Robert E. Peary was the first explorer to reach it in 1900; it was named for Morris K. Jesup, a merchant-banker who financed polar expeditions.

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