Morris Jesup, Cape

Morris Jesup, Cape jĕs´əp [key], northernmost land point in the world, N Greenland. At lat. 83°39′N, it is 440 mi (708 km) from the North Pole. U.S. explorer Robert Peary reached the cape in 1892.

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