Tombstone Hill (Palmer Archipelago)

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Tombstone Hill is a hill which rises to 50 m close east-northeast of Damoy Point, Wiencke Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Discovered and first mapped by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Charcot. The name given by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1944 is descriptive of some rocks on the top of the hill.

Damoy Point is a headland 900 metres (980 yd) west-northwest of Flag Point, the northern entrance point to the harbour of Port Lockroy, on the western side of Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was discovered and named by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot.

Wiencke Island Antarctic island

Wiencke Island is an island 26 km (16 mi) long and from 3 to 8 km wide, about 67 km2 (26 sq mi) in area, the southernmost of the major islands of the Palmer Archipelago, lying between Anvers Island to its north across the Neumayer Channel and the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula to its east across the Gerlache Strait.

Palmer Archipelago Group of islands off the northwestern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula

Palmer Archipelago, also known as Antarctic Archipelago, Archipiélago Palmer, Antarktiske Arkipel or Palmer Inseln, is a group of islands off the northwestern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It extends from Tower Island in the north to Anvers Island in the south. It is separated by the Gerlache and Bismarck straits from the Antarctic Peninsula and Wilhelm Archipelago, respectively.

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Coordinates: 64°49′S63°31′W / 64.817°S 63.517°W / -64.817; -63.517

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