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Name: King George Island Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Stanley (Argentina), , Antarctica

Location: South Shetland Islands, north of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Photo: Ted Smith
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This is believed to be the southernmost lighthouse in the world. The island is home to the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station, named for meteorologist Henryk Arctowski (1871-1958). Researchers here study marine biology, oceanography, geology, geomorphology, glaciology, meteorology, climatology, seismology, magnetism, and ecology.

Tower Height: 29

Height of Focal Plane: 146

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds; range 6 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red column with black bands.

This light is operational

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!


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