Martel Inlet

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Martel Inlet Lighthouse
Farolete Comandante Ferraz.jpg
Martel Inlet Lighthouse located at
Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station
Martel Inlet Lighthouse is located in Antarctica
Martel Inlet Lighthouse
Martel Inlet Lighthouse
Location Martel Inlet
Comandante Ferraz Station
King George Island
Coordinates 62°05′02″S 58°23′31″W / 62.083833°S 58.392083°W / -62.083833; -58.392083
Year first constructed 2007[1]
Foundation concrete base
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal skeletal tower with balcony and light
Markings / pattern red and white tower, red lantern
Height 4 metres (13 ft)[2]
Focal height 14 metres (46 ft)[2]
Light source solar power
Range 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)[2]
Characteristic Iso R 2s.[2]
Admiralty number G1387.5[2]
NGA number 2729[2]
Managing agent Proantar[1]

Martel Inlet (62°5′S 58°22′W / 62.083°S 58.367°W / -62.083; -58.367Coordinates: 62°5′S 58°22′W / 62.083°S 58.367°W / -62.083; -58.367) is an inlet forming the northeast head of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands off Antarctica. It was charted in December 1909 by the Fourth French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot and named "Fiord Martel" after J.L. Martel, a French politician.[3]

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