Cutler Stack

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Cutler Stack
Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°36′44.5″S 60°58′51.5″W / 62.612361°S 60.980972°W / -62.612361; -60.980972
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 0.17 km (0.106 mi)
Width 0.15 km (0.093 mi)
Highest elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population 0
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Cutler Stack is a sea stack extending 170 by 150 m (186 by 164 yd) and rising to 16 m (52 ft), lying off Nedelya Point in the south of Barclay Bay, western Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The feature is named after Captain Benjamin Cutler, part owner of the American brig Frederick that visited the area in 1820-21, and Master of the sealing schooner Free Gift that visited the area in 1821-22; his name was found carved on a piece of whale vertebra excavated from a stone hut on Byers Peninsula by a FIDS survey party in 1957-58.


The stack is located at 62°36′44.5″S 60°58′51.5″W / 62.612361°S 60.980972°W / -62.612361; -60.980972 which is 300 m (328 yd) north-northwest of Nedelya Point, 2.8 km (1.7 mi) east-northeast of Lair Point and 4.72 km (2.93 mi) southwest of Rowe Point (British mapping in 1968, detailed Spanish mapping in 1992, and Bulgarian mapping in 2009).

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