Figueroa Point

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Figueroa Point
Greenwich-Island-location-map.png
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°26′42.1″S 59°43′26.4″W / 62.445028°S 59.724000°W / -62.445028; -59.724000
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Country
Demographics
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Figueroa Point is an ice-free point at the northeast extremity of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica forming the southeast side of the entrance to Galápagos Cove. Dovizio Rock (62°26′37.2″S 59°43′17.7″W / 62.443667°S 59.721583°W / -62.443667; -59.721583) is lying 190 metres (210 yd) to the northeast, Ibar Rocks (62°26′54.9″S 59°42′33″W / 62.448583°S 59.70917°W / -62.448583; -59.70917) are centred 860 metres (940 yd) to the southeast, Bonert Rock 62°27′01.8″S 59°42′58.3″W / 62.450500°S 59.716194°W / -62.450500; -59.716194 is 730 metres (800 yd) to the south-southeast and Rosales Rocks 62°26′57.5″S 59°43′16.4″W / 62.449306°S 59.721222°W / -62.449306; -59.721222 are 500 metres (550 yd) south by east of Figueroa Point. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The point is named after First Lieutenant Emiliano Figueroa González, navigation officer aboard the transport ship Angamos during the 1950-51 Chilean Antarctic Expedition, and the rocks are named respectively after Sargeant Dovizio, member of the 1948-49 Chilean Antarctic Expedition; Second Lieutenant Mario Ibar, in charge of the marines onboard of the frigate Iquique during the 1946-47 Chilean Antarctic Expedition; Captain Federico Bonert, second in command of the transport ship Angamos during the 1950-51 Chilean Antarctic Expedition; and Sergeant Rosales, coppersmith in the frigate Iquique during the 1947 Chilean Antarctic Expedition.

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Figueroa Point is located at 62°26′42.1″S 59°43′26.4″W / 62.445028°S 59.724000°W / -62.445028; -59.724000 which is 210 metres (230 yd) southeast of Spark Point, 6.44 km (4.00 mi)southwest of Negra Point, Robert Island, 4.37 km (2.72 mi) southwest of Ash Point and 1.52 km (0.94 mi) north by east of Serrano Point, Greenwich Island (British mapping in 1935 and 1968, Argentine in 1949 and 1980, Chilean in 1951, 1965 and 1971, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).

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