Bridgeman Island

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Bridgeman Island

South Shetland Islands
(British Antarctic Territory)

Bridgeman Island NOAA.jpg
A promontory on Bridgeman Island
Location

The South Shetland Islands

Location: 62°4’0"S, 56°43’60"W
Highest point: 787 feet
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Bridgeman Island otherwise known as Bridgemans's Island or Bridgman Island or Helena Island is one of the South Shetland Islands, within the British Antarctic Territory.

It is an almost circular, volcanic island marked by steep sides, half a mile long and 780 feet high, lying 23 miles east of King George Island. The island is the remnants of a much larger volcanic edifice that is now largely submerged. The eroded volcano does not display youthful volcanic features. Several reports of 19th century fumarolic activity may instead refer to the much younger Penguin Island.

Bridgeman Island is an established name dating back to about 1820.

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References

Books

  • LeMasurier, W. E.; Thomson, J. W. (eds.) (1990). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. p. 512 pp. ISBN 0-87590-172-7. 
The South Shetland Islands, British Antarctic Territory

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