Morris Jesup, Cape

Morris Jesup, Cape
Cape, in the Peary Land region, northern Greenland, on the Arctic Ocean.

Situated 440 mi (710 km) from the North Pole, it is the world's most northerly point 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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      cape, one of the world's northernmost points of land, in the Peary Land region, at the northernmost extremity of Greenland, on the Arctic Ocean, 440 miles (710 km) from the North Pole. It was reached in 1900 by Robert E. Peary, the American Arctic explorer, and was named for Morris Ketchum Jesup, a merchant-banker who had financed several polar expeditions.

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