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1799, Aug 81877, Jun 21
an American seal hunter, explorer, sailing captain, and ship designer. He was born in Stonington, Connecticut. Aggressively searching for new seal rookeries south of Cape Horn, on 17 November 1820, Palmer and his men became the first Americans and the third group of people to discover the Antarctic Peninsula. Along with English sealer George Powell, Palmer also co-discovered the nearby South Orkney Islands archipelago.
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