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Emeline Island

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Location  Antarctica
Area  18 ha (44 acres)
Width  0.32 km (0.199 mi)
Elevation  100 m
Archipelago  Aitcho group
Length  0.55 km (0.342 mi)
Highest elevation  100.0 m (328.1 ft)
Island group  South Shetland Islands
Emeline Island

Emeline Island is a conspicuous rocky island rising to over 100 m (328 ft) in the Aitcho group on the west side of English Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The island extends 550 by 320 m (600 by 350 yd) with a surface area of 18 hectares (44 acres). The area was visited by early 19th century seal hunters.


Map of Emeline Island, Antarctica

The feature is named after the American sealing vessel Emeline under Captain Jeremiah Holmes, which visited the South Shetlands in 1820–21 and operated from nearby Clothier Harbour.


The midpoint is located at 62°23′29.3″S 59°47′35″W and the island lies 650 m (710 yd) northwest of Pasarel Island, 1.8 km (1.1 mi) northwest of Barrientos Island, 2.63 km (1.63 mi) north of Dee Island, 1.7 km (1.1 mi) north-northeast of Sierra Island, 2.45 km (1.52 mi) east by north of Stoker Island, 2 km (1.2 mi) east-southeast of Holmes Rock, 1.45 km (0.90 mi) southwest of Bilyana Island and 650 m (710 yd) southwest of Riksa Islands.


  • L.L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • References

    Emeline Island Wikipedia

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