Neck or Nothing Passage

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Location of Desolation Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Neck or Nothing Passage between Miladinovi Islets on the left and Desolation Island behind Wood Island, from Zemen Knoll

Neck or Nothing Passage (62°28′16″S 60°20′24″W / 62.47111°S 60.34000°W / -62.47111; -60.34000Coordinates: 62°28′16″S 60°20′24″W / 62.47111°S 60.34000°W / -62.47111; -60.34000) is a narrow passage leading from Blythe Bay between Iratais Point in the south end of Desolation Island and Miladinovi Islets, in the South Shetland Islands. The name was applied prior to 1830, probably by whalers who frequented Blythe Bay and who at times ran their vessels to sea via this passage to escape severe easterly gales.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Neck or Nothing Passage" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.