Hell Gates

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Location of Byers Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Hell Gates (62°40′20.3″S 61°10′46.4″W / 62.672306°S 61.179556°W / -62.672306; -61.179556Coordinates: 62°40′20.3″S 61°10′46.4″W / 62.672306°S 61.179556°W / -62.672306; -61.179556) is a narrow (20 m wide) boat passage between the Vardim Rocks and Devils Point on Byers Peninsula, connecting Raskuporis Cove and Osogovo Bay at the southwest end of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The name dates back to about 1821 and was applied by early sealers in the area because many lives and ships were lost here.[1]



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