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Candlemas Island

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Highest elevation  550 m (1,800 ft)
Population  Uninhabtited
Area  14 km²
Island group  South Sandwich Islands
Highest point  Mount Andromeda
Elevation  550 m
Peak  Mount Andromeda
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Similar  Vindication Island, Leskov Island, Bellingshausen Island, Saunders Island - South Sa, Visokoi Island

Candlemas Island is a small uninhabited island of the Candlemas Islands in the South Sandwich Islands. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Vindication Island, separated by the Nelson Channel.

Map of Candlemas Island, SIQQ 1ZZ, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

On the northwest flank of the island is an active stratovolcano, Lucifer Hill, that showed signs of activity in 1911 and glowing lava flows during 1953–1954. Mount Andromeda and Mount Perseus are both glacier-covered peaks on the island. Mount Andromeda is the island's highest point, with an elevation of 550 metres (1,804 ft).

Candlemas Island is the setting of a novel by Ian Cameron, The White Ship (1975), which tells of a disastrous expedition to the island in 1975 where members of the expedition must contend with ghosts of Spaniards shipwrecked on the island in 1818.

References

Candlemas Island Wikipedia


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