Bridgeman Island (South Shetland Islands)

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A promontory on Bridgeman Island
Bridgeman Island
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Location of Bridgeman Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°04′S 056°44′W / 62.067°S 56.733°W / -62.067; -56.733
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 0.5 mi (0.8 km)
Highest elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Country
Demographics
Population 0 (although there are some weather stations)
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Bridgeman Island or Bridgemans's Island or Bridgman Island or Helena Island is one of the South Shetland Islands. It is an almost circular, volcanic island marked by steep sides, 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long and 240 m (787 ft) high, lying 23 miles (37 km) east of King George Island (South Shetland Islands). Bridgeman Island is located at 62°04′S 056°44′W / 62.067°S 56.733°W / -62.067; -56.733 and has an elevation of 240 m (787 ft). Bridgeman Island is an established name dating back to about 1820. Bridgeman Island is the remnants of a much larger volcanic edifice that is now largely submerged. The eroded volcano does not display youthful volcanic features. Several reports of 19th century fumarolic activity may instead refer to the much younger Penguin Island.

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