Alfeus Island facts for kids
Topographic map of Smith Island
|Archipelago||South Shetland Islands|
|Length||310 m (1,020 ft)|
|Width||120 m (390 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Alfeus Island (Bulgarian: остров Алфеус) is the 310 m long in west-southwest to east-northeast direction and 120 m wide rocky island lying off the north coast of Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.
The island is “named after the ocean fishing trawler Alfeus of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas whose ships operated in the waters of South Georgia, Kerguelen, the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula from 1970 to the early 1990s. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.”
Alfeus Island is located at Barlow Island. Bulgarian mapping in 2018., which is 660 m northwest of Cape Smith, 3.7 km east-northeast of Delyan Point and 1.06 km east-southeast of
- L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017; updated 2018.
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