Tower Island

For the island in the Galápagos, see Genovesa Island.
Tower Island
Tower Island

Location in Antarctica

Location Antarctica
Coordinates 63°34′S 059°50′W / 63.567°S 59.833°W / -63.567; -59.833Coordinates: 63°34′S 059°50′W / 63.567°S 59.833°W / -63.567; -59.833
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 9 km (5.6 mi)
Highest elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Tower Island is an Antarctic island 9 kilometres (5 nmi) long and 305 m (1,001 ft) high, lying 37 kilometres (20 nmi) north-east of Trinity Island and marking the north-east extent of Palmer Archipelago. The Pearl Rocks lie off its west coast.

The island was named on 30 January 1820 by Edward Bransfield, Master, Royal Navy, who described it as a round island.[1]

See also



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