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.
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