McFarlane Strait

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Location of McFarlane Strait in the South Shetland Islands.
McFarlane Strait from Huron Glacier, Livingston Island with Half Moon Island and Greenwich Island in the background.
Topographic map of Livingston Island.

McFarlane Strait is a strait lying between Greenwich Island and Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands off Antarctica. It is 24 kilometres (13 nmi) long and 3 kilometres (1.6 nmi) wide. The name appears on an 1822 chart by Captain George Powell, a British sealer, and is now well established in international usage.[1]


The strait is centred at (62°32′S 59°55′W / 62.533°S 59.917°W / -62.533; -59.917Coordinates: 62°32′S 59°55′W / 62.533°S 59.917°W / -62.533; -59.917), and entered between Williams Point and Duff Point to the northwest and between Renier Point and Ephraim Bluff to the southeast[2] (British mapping in 1822 and 1968, Chilean mapping in 1971, Argentine mapping in 1980, Spanish mapping in 1991, and Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009).



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