Potter Cove

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Potter Cove
Potter Cove is located in Antarctica
Potter Cove
Potter Cove
LocationPotter Cove
King George Island
Coordinates62°14′03″S 58°39′17″W / 62.234167°S 58.654861°W / -62.234167; -58.654861
Year first constructedn/a
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionfiber glass tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and light
Markings / patternred and yellow horizontal bands tower
Tower height7 metres (23 ft)[1]
Focal height10 metres (33 ft)[1]
Light sourcesolar power
Range3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl W 7s. [1]
Admiralty numberG1387.7[1]
NGA number2725[1]
ARLHS numberSSI-003[2]
Managing agentArgentine Navy

Potter Cove is a cove indenting the south-west side of King George Island to the east of Barton Peninsula, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Potter Cove was known to sealers as early as 1821, and the name is now well established in international usage.

Historic site[edit]

The cove is the location of a replica of a metal plaque erected by German whaler and explorer Eduard Dallmann to commemorate the visit of his expedition, on 1 March 1874, with the sailing steamer Grönland. It has been designated a Historic Site or Monument (HSM 36), following a proposal by Argentina and the United Kingdom to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f List of Lights, Pub. 111: The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2017.
  2. ^ "Antarctica". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. ^ "List of Historic Sites and Monuments approved by the ATCM (2012)" (PDF). Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-30.

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Coordinates: 62°14′S 58°42′W / 62.233°S 58.700°W / -62.233; -58.700