Tomblin Rock ( Coordinates: ) is an isolated rock 0.6 nautical miles (1.1 km) east-southeast of Demon Point, Candlemas Island, in the South Sandwich Islands. It is 24 meters high. It is more than 50 meters long north–south, and about 23 meters wide. It has an area of less than 0.1 hectares.
It was charted and named Black Rock by personnel on RRS Discovery II in 1930, but that name was changed to avoid duplication. Renamed by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 for John F. Tomblin, British Antarctic Survey (BAS) geologist who made a detailed study of rocks at Candlemas Island in 1964.
Mount Jackson is a mountain that dominates the upland of the southern part of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is located in Palmer Land, within the Antarctic claims of Argentina, Chile and the United Kingdom. With an elevation of 3,184 metres (10,446 ft), Mount Jackson was once thought to be the highest mountain in the Antarctic Peninsula and the British Antarctic Territory, before the true height of Mount Hope was measured. Discovered by members of the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41, it was named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. The first ascent of Mount Jackson was made by a team led by John Crabbe Cunningham of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in 1964. Mount Jackson's geology was studied in 1972 as part of the Palmer Island investigations by a team of geologists.
Candlemas Island is a small uninhabited island of the Candlemas Islands in the South Sandwich Islands. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Vindication Island, separated by the Nelson Channel.
Vindication Island is a small uninhabited island in the South Sandwich Islands. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Candlemas Island, separated by the Nelson Channel. The island is mostly ice free.
Dundee Island is an ice-covered island lying east of the northeastern tip of Antarctic Peninsula and south of Joinville Island.
Île Saint-Paul is an island forming part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands in the Indian Ocean, with an area of 6 km2. The island is located about 90 km (56 mi) south of the larger Île Amsterdam, 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) northeast of the Kerguelen Islands, and 3,000 km (1,900 mi) southeast of Réunion. It is the nearest landfall to the antipode of the geographic center of the contiguous United States.
The Candlemas Islands are a group of small uninhabited islands lying at the northern part of the South Sandwich Islands, 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Visokoi Island. They consist of Candlemas Island and Vindication Island, divided by Nelson Channel, and numerous rocks.
The Willis Islands are a small archipelago to the west of South Georgia Island in the South Georgia Islands. They are 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Bird Island, separated by the Stewart Strait. They were discovered on 14 January 1775 by Captain James Cook and named for Cook's midshipman Thomas Willis, the crew member who first sighted them. The Willis Islands were charted in greater detail and individually named by Discovery Investigations (DI) personnel between 1926-1930.
Boot Rock is a rock, 30 metres (100 ft) high, which lies 0.1 nautical miles (0.2 km) off the southeast side of Candlemas Island in the South Sandwich Islands. It was charted and named by Discovery Investigations personnel on the Discovery II in 1930.
Breakbones Plateau is a small lava plateau just north of Chimaera Flats on Candlemas Island, South Sandwich Islands. The feature is an interesting biological area containing numerous small fumaroles with attendant vegetation. The name applied by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971 refers both to the difficulty of travel and to the presence of a large breeding colony of Giant Petrels, sometimes known as "Breakbones".
Cauldron Pool is a hot, brackish steaming pond located east of Tow Bay and below the west slopes of volcanically active Lucifer Hill, in northwest Candlemas Island, South Sandwich Islands. The descriptive name, suggestive of a cauldron, was applied by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971.
Cape Cockburn is a cape marking the northeastern extremity of Pasteur Peninsula on Brabant Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The name appears on a chart based upon a British expedition under Henry Foster, 1828–31, who perhaps gave the name for George Cockburn, British naval officer and Admiral of the Fleet in 1851. The cape was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot. The cape was photographed from the air by Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition in 1956–57.
Demon Point is a spit of coarse boulders which forms the northeast tip of Candlemas Island, South Sandwich Islands. It was charted and named "Spit Point" by personnel of the RRS Discovery II in 1930, but that name was changed to avoid duplication. The new name applied by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971 continues a theme of features named after mythical monsters on this island.
Jefford Point is a point formed by a rock cliff surmounted by ice, located 8 nautical miles (15 km) east-northeast of Cape Foster on the south coast of James Ross Island, Antarctica. The point was first surveyed by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Otto Nordenskjold. It was resurveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948; the records being lost in a fire at Hope Bay, it was surveyed again by FIDS in 1952. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Brian Jefford, a FIDS surveyor at Hope Bay in 1948, and at Admiralty Bay in 1949.
Kraken Cove is the largest cove at Candlemas Island, South Sandwich Islands, indenting the north coast of the island, just west of Demon Point and north of Gorgon Pool. The name applied by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971 is that of a legendary Norwegian sea monster, the Kraken.
Mount Perseus is the lower and more northerly of twin ice domes in the east part of Candlemas Island, South Sandwich Islands. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 in association with nearby Mount Andromeda. In Greek mythology, Perseus married Andromeda after rescuing her from a sea monster.
Gorgon Pool is a lake, or perhaps lagoon, between the Chimaera Flats and Kraken Cove in Candlemas Island, South Sandwich Islands. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in association with nearby Medusa Pool. The Gorgon is a mythical creature of Homer's Iliad, linked in other mythology with Medusa.
Lucifer Hill is a reddish, cindery, sulphur-streaked hill forming the summit of the northern section of Candlemas Island in the South Sandwich Islands. It was one of the most active volcanic vents in this island chain at the time of HMS Protector's survey in 1964. The name applied by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Lucifer refers to the diabolical and infernal mythical association of active volcanoes. Clinker Gulch extends from Lucifer Hill to the northern shore of Candlemas.
Medusa Pool is a tidal lagoon which occupies the west side of the central lowlands of Candlemas Island in the South Sandwich Islands. The name, given by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971, is associated in classical mythology with the geomorphologically similar Gorgon Pool, nearby, Medusa being one of the gorgons.
Hauken Rock is a rock lying nearly 1 nautical mile (2 km) east of the Ornen Rocks and 2 nautical miles (4 km) northeast of Cape Melville, the eastern extremity of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 from association with Ornen Rocks. Hauken and Ørnen, the first two modern whale catchers, accompanied the floating factory ship Admiralen to the South Shetland Islands in January–February 1906.
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