Eddystone Rock, Falkland Islands
Former name: Isla (la) Concha
Eddystone Rock within the Falkland Islands
|Named for||Spanish: Eddies Rock|
|Highest elevation||44 m (144 ft)|
|Time zone||FKST (UTC−3)|
|If shown, area and population ranks are for all islands and all inhabited islands in the Falklands respectively.|
Eddystone Rock (Spanish: Roca Remolinos, meaning "Eddies Rock") is a rock and reef located to the north of Falkland Sound in the Falkland Islands. It is 44 m (144 ft) high. There is a lighthouse here, which is named after a more famous light of the same name in England.
Lieut. Lowcay during his 1837 survey of the Falkland Islands noted in his journal:
- "Sunday, 10 Dec...At 8 a.m. observed the Eddystone; this remarkable rock lies off the entrance of Falkland Sound and making it from the eastward it has the appearance of a round island, and from the westward it looks like a sail."
- Cawkell, p22
- Cawkell, Mary The History of the Falkland Islands (Anthony Nelson, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, 2001, ISBN 0-904614-55-7)
- Southby-Tailyour, Ewen - Falkland Island Shores
- Toponymy of Falklands
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