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Essex Point (62°35′S 61°12′W) is a point at the northwest end of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica forming the west side of the entrance to Barclay Bay and the northeast side of the entrance to Svishtov Cove.


It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1958 after the American sealing ship Essex (under Captain Chester), one of the fleet of American sealers from Stonington, CT, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820–21 and 1821–22.


The point is located at 62°34′33.9″S 61°11′02″W which is 2.18 km northeast of Start Point and 24.16 kn southwest of Cape Shirreff (Argentine mapping in 1954, British mapping in 1968, detailed Spanish mapping in 1992, and Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009).


  • Península Byers, Isla Livingston. Mapa topográfico a escala 1:25000. Madrid: Servicio Geográfico del Ejército, 1992.
  • 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.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4
  • References

    Essex Point Wikipedia

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