The Pointers (South Shetland Islands)

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The Pointers
Location of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°35′21.1″S 61°19′15.3″W / 62.589194°S 61.320917°W / -62.589194; -61.320917
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

The Pointers is a group of two rocks off the northwest coast of Rugged Island, lying between Eddystone Rocks and Start Point, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

The rocks were known to 19th century sealers who named them descriptively as a navigational mark and hazard near the entrance to New Plymouth harbour.


The rocks are centred at 62°35′21.1″S 61°19′15.3″W / 62.589194°S 61.320917°W / -62.589194; -61.320917 which is 5.39 km (3.35 mi) west of Start Point, Livingston Island, 2.92 km (1.81 mi) north-northwest of Cape Sheffield and 3.54 km (2.20 mi) east-northeast of Eddystone Rocks (British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2009).

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