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Figueroa Point

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Location  Antarctica
Archipelago  South Shetland Islands
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Figueroa Point

Figueroa Point is an ice-free point at the northeast extremity of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica forming the southeast side of the entrance to Galápagos Cove. Dovizio Rock (62°26′37.2″S 59°43′17.7″W) is lying 190 metres (210 yd) to the northeast, Ibar Rocks (62°26′54.9″S 59°42′33″W) are centred 860 metres (940 yd) to the southeast, Bonert Rock 62°27′01.8″S 59°42′58.3″W is 730 metres (800 yd) to the south-southeast and Rosales Rocks 62°26′57.5″S 59°43′16.4″W are 500 metres (550 yd) south by east of Figueroa Point. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.


Map of Figueroa Point, Antarctica

The point is named after First Lieutenant Emiliano Figueroa González, navigation officer aboard the transport ship Angamos during the 1950-51 Chilean Antarctic Expedition, and the rocks are named respectively after Sargeant Dovizio, member of the 1948-49 Chilean Antarctic Expedition; Second Lieutenant Mario Ibar, in charge of the marines onboard of the frigate Iquique during the 1946-47 Chilean Antarctic Expedition; Captain Federico Bonert, second in command of the transport ship Angamos during the 1950-51 Chilean Antarctic Expedition; and Sergeant Rosales, coppersmith in the frigate Iquique during the 1947 Chilean Antarctic Expedition.


Figueroa Point is located at 62°26′42.1″S 59°43′26.4″W which is 210 metres (230 yd) southeast of Spark Point, 6.44 km (4.00 mi)southwest of Negra Point, Robert Island, 4.37 km (2.72 mi) southwest of Ash Point and 1.52 km (0.94 mi) north by east of Serrano Point, Greenwich Island (British mapping in 1935 and 1968, Argentine in 1949 and 1980, Chilean in 1951, 1965 and 1971, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).


  • 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

    Figueroa Point Wikipedia

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