Dead Horse Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Dead Horse Bay (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cove
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
A small bay near the penguin rookery at Cape Royds. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-ME13
Named for a dead pony that froze into the ice during Shackleton's BAE 1907-09, that was still there when Scott's Terra Nova Expedition 1910-12 visited Cape Royds. 'Another small indentation in the shore by the penguinry had been named Dead Horse Bay because one of Shackleton's ponies had died there. Strange to relate the body of that pony was still there on our arrival — coated with ice and floating amongst the rocks. Stranger still when the day after I discovered it I went down to make a snapshot of that pony's body lapped by the waves to my amazement it had disappeared! For three years it had remained. Not even the wild storms of this tempest-tossed arm of the sea had carried it away yet the night of our arrival the corpse departed!' - The Great White South (1921) p.99
No images of this place could be found.