Tower Island

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Tower Island
Tower Island is located in Antarctica
Tower Island
Tower Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 63°34′S 059°50′W / 63.567°S 59.833°W / -63.567; -59.833Coordinates: 63°34′S 059°50′W / 63.567°S 59.833°W / -63.567; -59.833
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 9 km (5.6 mi)
Highest elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Tower Island is an Antarctic island 9 kilometres (5 nmi) long and 305 m (1,001 ft) high, lying 37 kilometres (20 nmi) north-east of Trinity Island and marking the north-east extent of Palmer Archipelago. The Pearl Rocks lie off its west coast.

The island was named on 30 January 1820 by Edward Bransfield, Master, Royal Navy, who described it as a round island.[1]

See also[edit]


  • Trinity Peninsula. Scale 1:250000 topographic map No. 5697. Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie and British Antarctic Survey, 1996.


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