Collins Point

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Collins Point[1]
Collins Point[1] is located in Antarctica
Collins Point[1]
Collins Point[1]
Location Collins Point
Deception Island
South Shetland Islands
Coordinates 62°59′45″S 60°35′11″W / 62.995841°S 60.586494°W / -62.995841; -60.586494
Foundation concrete base
Construction fiberglass tower[1]
Tower shape cylindrical tower with lantern
Markings / pattern white tower with red horizontal bands[1]
Height 3 metres (9.8 ft)[1]
Focal height 10 metres (33 ft)[1]
Light source solar power
Range 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl W 5s.[1]
Admiralty number G1382[1]
NGA number 2745[1]

Collins Point is a small but prominent headland 1.4 km (0.87 mi) west-south-west of Fildes Point, on the south side of Port Foster, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was charted by a British expedition under Foster, 1828–31. It was named by Lieutenant Commander D.N. Penfold, Royal Navy, following his survey of the island in 1948–49, for Rear Admiral Kenneth Collins of the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty.[2]

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

The site forms part of an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA 140), comprising several separate sites on Deception Island, and designated as such primarily for its botanic and ecological values.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i List of Lights, Pub. 111: The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2017.
  2. ^ "Collins Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  3. ^ "Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 140: Measure 3, Appendix 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2005. Retrieved 2013-09-28.

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

Coordinates: 63°0′S 60°35′W / 63.000°S 60.583°W / -63.000; -60.583