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Tower Island is an Antarctic island 9 kilometres (5 nmi) long and 305 m (1,001 ft) high. It marks the north-east extent of Palmer Archipelago. It lies 37 kilometres (20 nmi) north-east of Trinity Island, separated by Gilbert Strait. Both islands are separated from the Davis Coast to the south by Orléans Strait, running northeast-southwest.[1] The Pearl Rocks lie off the West Coast of Tower Island.[2]

Tower Island
Tower Island is located in Antarctica
Tower Island
Tower Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
LocationAntarctica
Coordinates63°34′S 059°50′W / 63.567°S 59.833°W / -63.567; -59.833Coordinates: 63°34′S 059°50′W / 63.567°S 59.833°W / -63.567; -59.833
ArchipelagoPalmer Archipelago
Length9 km (5.6 mi)
Highest elevation305 m (1,001 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

The island was named on 30 January 1820 by Edward Bransfield, Master, Royal Navy, who described it as a round island.[3]

See alsoEdit

MapEdit

  • Trinity Peninsula. Scale 1:250000 topographic map No. 5697. Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie and British Antarctic Survey, 1996.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orléans Strait". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  2. ^ "Tower Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  3. ^ Tower Island. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer.

External linksEdit

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