Emeline Island

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Emeline Island
Emeline Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Emeline Island
Emeline Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°24′S 59°48′W / 62.400°S 59.800°W / -62.400; -59.800Coordinates: 62°24′S 59°48′W / 62.400°S 59.800°W / -62.400; -59.800
Archipelago Aitcho group
Area 18 ha (44 acres)
Length 0.55 km (0.342 mi)
Width 0.32 km (0.199 mi)
Highest elevation 100.0 m (328.1 ft)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Emeline Island is a conspicuous rocky island rising to over 100 m (328 ft) in the Aitcho group on the west side of English Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The island extends 550 by 320 m (600 by 350 yd) with a surface area of 18 hectares (44 acres).[1] The area was visited by early 19th century seal hunters.

The feature is named after the American sealing vessel Emeline under Captain Jeremiah Holmes, which visited the South Shetlands in 1820–21 and operated from nearby Clothier Harbour.


The midpoint is located at 62°23′29.3″S 59°47′35″W / 62.391472°S 59.79306°W / -62.391472; -59.79306 and the island lies 650 m (710 yd) northwest of Pasarel Island, 1.8 km (1.1 mi) northwest of Barrientos Island, 2.63 km (1.63 mi) north of Dee Island, 1.7 km (1.1 mi) north-northeast of Sierra Island, 2.45 km (1.52 mi) east by north of Stoker Island, 2 km (1.2 mi) east-southeast of Holmes Rock, 1.45 km (0.90 mi) southwest of Bilyana Island and 650 m (710 yd) southwest of Riksa Islands.[2]

See also[edit]



  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
  2. ^ British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009

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