Labbé Point

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Labbé Point
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Labbé Point is located in Antarctica
Labbé Point
Labbé Point
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°29′49.5″S 59°43′52.3″W / 62.497083°S 59.731194°W / -62.497083; -59.731194Coordinates: 62°29′49.5″S 59°43′52.3″W / 62.497083°S 59.731194°W / -62.497083; -59.731194
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 0.6 km (0.37 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Labbé Point is a point projecting 600 m (660 yd) into the southwest part of Discovery Bay from Parvomay Neck, Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica with an adjacent ice-free area of 11 hectares (27 acres).[1] The point forms the northwest side of the entrance to Basullo Cove and the east side of the entrance to Vinett Cove (62°29′42″S 59°44′55″W / 62.49500°S 59.74861°W / -62.49500; -59.74861). The small Basso Island (62°29′38.9″S 59°44′02″W / 62.494139°S 59.73389°W / -62.494139; -59.73389) is linked by a mainly submerged spit to the north side of Labbé Point.

The features were charted and named by the 1947 Chilean Antarctic Expedition after members of the expedition: Lieutenant Custodio Labbé, navigation officer of the transport ship Angamos; Vinett, the boatswain of the expedition; and Juan Basso, chief storekeeper on the frigate Iquique.


The point is located at 62°29′49.5″S 59°43′52.3″W / 62.497083°S 59.731194°W / -62.497083; -59.731194 which is 5.08 km (3.16 mi) southwest of Ash Point, 1.79 km (1.11 mi) west by north of Ferrer Point, 1.3 km (0.81 mi) east-southeast of Riquelme Point, 3 km (1.9 mi) south-southeast of Ortiz Point and 5.97 km (3.71 mi) south of Spark Point (Chilean mapping in 1951, British in 1968, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).


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  1. ^ 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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