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Stoker Island
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands
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Location of Stoker Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°23′50.4″S 59°50′54.1″W / 62.397333°S 59.848361°W / -62.397333; -59.848361
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 20 ha (49 acres)
Length 0.55 km (0.342 mi)
Width 0.4 km (0.25 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Stoker Island is a rocky island lying off the north coast of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Extending 550 by 400 m (600 by 440 yd), surface area 20 hectares (49 acres). The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The feature is named after Donald Tait, 'stoker' of the survey motor boat Nimrod of the Royal Navy Hydrographic Survey Unit in the South Shetlands in 1967.


The midpoint is located at 62°23′50.4″S 59°50′54.1″W / 62.397333°S 59.848361°W / -62.397333; -59.848361 which is 2.65 km (1.65 mi) west-southwest of Emeline Island, 2.2 km (1.4 mi) northwest of Sierra Island, 3.7 km (2.3 mi) northwest of Dee Island, 3.9 km (2.4 mi) northeast of Ongley Island, 4.26 km (2.65 mi) southeast of Romeo Island and 1.7 km (1.1 mi) south-southwest of Holmes Rock (British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).


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