Vietor Rock

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Vietor Rock
Location of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°40′59″S 61°05′53″W / 62.68306°S 61.09806°W / -62.68306; -61.09806
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.

Vietor Rock is a rock linked by a spit to Nikopol Point on the south coast of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers operating on Byers Peninsula.

The feature is named after Alexander O. Vietor, Curator of Maps, Yale University Library, who discovered the original logbooks of the American sealing vessels Hersilia, 1819–20, and Huron, 1820-21.


The rock is located at 62°40′59″S 61°05′53″W / 62.68306°S 61.09806°W / -62.68306; -61.09806 which is 1.2 km (0.75 mi) south-southwest of Nikopol Point, 7.16 km (4.45 mi) northeast of President Head, Snow Island, 5.15 km (3.20 mi) east-northeast of Long Rock and 4.52 km (2.81 mi) east-southeast of Devils Point (British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, detailed Spanish mapping in 1992, and Bulgarian mapping in 2009).

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