Saddle Point

This article is about the peninsula in the Antarctic. For a property of a point in certain mathematical functions, see Saddle point.

Saddle Point (53°1′S 73°29′E / 53.017°S 73.483°E / -53.017; 73.483Coordinates: 53°1′S 73°29′E / 53.017°S 73.483°E / -53.017; 73.483) is a rocky point separating Corinthian Bay and Mechanics Bay on the north coast of Heard Island in the Antarctic.

The terminus of Challenger Glacier is located at the eastern side of Corinthian Bay, close west to Saddle Point.[1] To the east of Challenger Glacier is Downes Glacier, whose terminus is located at Mechanics Bay, between Saddle Point and Cape Bidlingmaier.

Discovery and naming

The name was applied by American sealers at Heard Island following their initiation of sealing there in 1855.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Saddle Point" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

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