Caraquet Rock

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Location of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands.

Caraquet Rock (62°7′S 59°2′W / 62.117°S 59.033°W / -62.117; -59.033Coordinates: 62°7′S 59°2′W / 62.117°S 59.033°W / -62.117; -59.033) is a rock lying nearly 4 nautical miles (7 km) west-southwest of Bell Point, off the west part of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 for the sealing vessel Caraquet (Captain J. Usher) from Liverpool, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1821–22.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Caraquet Rock" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).