Tower Island

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Tower
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Location of Tower Island.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 63°34′S 059°50′W / 63.567°S 59.833°W / -63.567; -59.833
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 8 km (5 mi)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Tower Island is an Antarctic island 8 km (5 mi) long and 305 m (1,001 ft) high, lying 32 km (20 mi) north-east of Trinity Island and marking the north-east extent of Palmer Archipelago. The Pearl Rocks lie off its west coast.

The island was named on 30 January 1820 by Edward Bransfield, Master, Royal Navy, who described it as a round island.[1]

See also[edit]

Map[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 63°34′S 059°50′W / 63.567°S 59.833°W / -63.567; -59.833