Labbé Point

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Labbé Point
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°29′49.5″S 59°43′52.3″W / 62.497083°S 59.731194°W / -62.497083; -59.731194
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 0.6 km (0.37 mi)
Population Data not available
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Labbé Point is a point projecting 600 m (660 yd) into the southwest part of Discovery Bay from Parvomay Neck, Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica with an adjacent ice-free area of 11 hectares (27 acres).[1] The point forms the northwest side of the entrance to Basullo Cove and the east side of the entrance to Vinett Cove (62°29′42″S 59°44′55″W / 62.49500°S 59.74861°W / -62.49500; -59.74861). The small Basso Island (62°29′38.9″S 59°44′02″W / 62.494139°S 59.73389°W / -62.494139; -59.73389) is linked by a mainly submerged spit to the north side of Labbé Point.

The features were charted and named by the 1947 Chilean Antarctic Expedition after members of the expedition: Lieutenant Custodio Labbé, navigation officer of the transport ship Angamos; Vinett, the boatswain of the expedition; and Juan Basso, chief storekeeper on the frigate Iquique.


The point is located at 62°29′49.5″S 59°43′52.3″W / 62.497083°S 59.731194°W / -62.497083; -59.731194 which is 5.08 km (3.16 mi) southwest of Ash Point, 1.79 km (1.11 mi) west by north of Ferrer Point, 1.3 km (0.81 mi) east-southeast of Riquelme Point, 3 km (1.9 mi) south-southeast of Ortiz Point and 5.97 km (3.71 mi) south of Spark Point (Chilean mapping in 1951, British in 1968, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).


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  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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