Window Island

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Window Island
Byers-Peninsula-location-map.png
Location of Byers Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°33′55.5″S 61°07′25.3″W / 62.565417°S 61.123694°W / -62.565417; -61.123694
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 23 ha (57 acres)[1]
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Window Island is a small ice-free island off the north coast of Ray Promontory in the northwest of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The island has a surface area of 23 hectares (57 acres)[1] and rises to 72 m (236 ft). It was known to the early 19th century sealers operating on Byers Peninsula.

The feature was charted and descriptively named by Captain George Powell in the British sealing vessel Dove which visited the South Shetlands in 1820-22.

Location[edit]

Window Island is located at 62°33′55.5″S 61°07′25.3″W / 62.565417°S 61.123694°W / -62.565417; -61.123694 which is 3.32 km (2.06 mi) east-northeast of Essex Point, 1.79 km (1.11 mi) northeast of Voyteh Point, 9.16 km (5.69 mi) northwest of Nedelya Point and 20.9 km (13.0 mi) southwest of Cape Shirreff (British mapping in 1822 and 1968, Chilean in 1971, Spanish in 1861 and 1992, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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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