Sewing-Machine Needles

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Location of Deception Island

Sewing-Machine Needles is a group of three prominent rock needles, the highest 148 feet, lying close southeast of Rancho Point, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands.

The name Sewing-Machine Rock was given by whalers for what was originally a conspicuous natural arch. 'Needles' is now considered the more suitable descriptive term; an earthquake tremor in 1924 caused the arch to collapse.

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