Craggy Island (Livingston Island)

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Craggy Island
Location of Livingstone Island in the South Shetland Islands
Craggy Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Craggy Island
Craggy Island
Location of Craggy Island
Craggy Island is located in Antarctica
Craggy Island
Craggy Island
Craggy Island (Antarctica)
Coordinates62°27′43.5″S 60°17′37.3″W / 62.462083°S 60.293694°W / -62.462083; -60.293694Coordinates: 62°27′43.5″S 60°17′37.3″W / 62.462083°S 60.293694°W / -62.462083; -60.293694
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Area9 ha (22 acres)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Craggy Island is a narrow island marked by crags, lying in Hero Bay, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica and forming the northeast side of Blythe Bay. Its surface area is 9 hectares (22 acres).[1]) The area was frequented by early nineteenth century English and American sealers operating from Blythe Bay.

The feature was charted and named descriptively by the Discovery Investigations in 1935.


The island is centred at 62°27′43.5″S 60°17′37.3″W / 62.462083°S 60.293694°W / -62.462083; -60.293694 which is 900 m (980 yd) east-southeast of Desolation Island, 8.2 km (5.1 mi) west-southwest of Williams Point, 5.98 km (3.72 mi) northwest of Kotis Point, 6.5 km (4.0 mi) north-northwest of Bezmer Point, 2.2 km (1.4 mi) north by east of Wood Island, Livingston Island and 11.64 km (7.23 mi) northeast of Siddins Point (British mapping in 1821, 1935, 1948 and 1968, Argentine in 1954, Chilean in 1971, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).

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  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands Archived April 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

External links[edit]

Topographic map of Livingston Island.