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Foyn Harbour (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Foyn Harbour (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Harbour
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
between Nansen Island and Enterprise Island, Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was an active centre for whaling operations from c. 1912-30; surveyed by BAE, 1920-22, and named Svend(-)Foyn Harbour, following the usage of the whalers after the whaling factory ship Svend Foyn, of Messrs Christian Salvesen, Leith, which was moored there in 1921-22 (Lester, 1920-22b, p.9; Lester and others, chart, [1921-22]; Lester, 1923, p.181; [incorrectly described as on W side of Nansen Island] BA, 1930, p.81; [correctly described] BA, 1954, p.50) or Nansen Harbour, in association with Nansen Island (q.v.) (Lester, 1920-22b, p.12). Graham Harbour, presumably referring to this feature (Ferguson, 1921, p.47). Svend Foyn Harbor (USHO, 1943, p.117). The harbour was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Entrada Svend Foyn (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.102). Puerto Svend Foyn (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.110; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.271). Foyn Harbour (APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Foyn Harbor (USBGN, 1965, p.97).
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