South Shetlands #5L1 (1944)

South Shetland Islands #5L1 (1944)

The South Shetland Islands are a group of Antarctic islands, lying about 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of the Antarctic Peninsula, with a total area of 1,424 square miles (3,687 square kilometers). As a group of islands, the South Shetland Islands are located at 62°0′S 58°0′W. They are within the region 61° 00’–63° 37′ South, 53° 83’–62° 83′ West. The islands lie 580 miles (940 … Continue reading South Shetland Islands #5L1 (1944)

South Orkneys #4L2 (1944)

South Orkney Islands #4L2 (1944)

The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 375 miles (604 kilometers) north-east of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, situated at latitudes about 60°30′ to 60°83′ S and longitudes 44°25′ to 46°25′ W. The archipelago comprises four main islands. Coronation Island is the largest, measuring about 30 miles (48 km) long; its highest point is Mount Nivea which … Continue reading South Orkney Islands #4L2 (1944)

Graham Land #2L3 (1944)

Graham Land #2L3 (1944)

Graham Land is the closest part of Antarctica to South America, the portion of the Antarctic Peninsula that lies north of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz. The southern portion of the peninsula is called Palmer Land with the dividing line at roughly 69 degrees south. On July 21, 1908, Graham Land was made a dependency of the Falkland Islands along with South Georgia, South Orkney, South Shetlands, … Continue reading Graham Land #2L3 (1944)