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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Foyn Harbor (USA) 64° 33' 00.0" S 62° 01' 00.0" W Harbour
Name ID: 125337 Place ID: 4887

An anchorage between Nansen and Enterprise Islands in Wilhelmina Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. Surveyed by M.C. Lester and T.W. Bagshawe in 1921-22. Named by whalers in the area after the whaling factory Svend Foyn, which was moored here during 1921-22.

Foyn Harbour (GBR) 64° 33' 00.0" S 62° 01' 00.0" W Harbour
Name ID: 108898 Place ID: 4887

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).

Foyn, puerto (ARG) 64° 32' 00.0" S 61° 58' 00.0" W Harbour
Name ID: 100931 Place ID: 4887

Svend Foyn, Puerto (CHL) 64° 33' 00.0" S 61° 59' 00.0" W Harbour
Name ID: 106333 Place ID: 4887

Su nombre recuerda a Svend Foyn, ballenero noruego de Tonsberg, inventor del arpón explosivo. Sobre la costa oriental de la isla Lientur, más o menos a un tercio de su extremo sur, se abre este puerto, que mide 2,5 cables de ancho en su boca por 4 cables de saco orientado al WNW. El puerto es de profundidad moderada y de fondo algo irregular, pero limpio. Los antiguos balleneros conocían este puerto y lo visitaban con frecuencia.

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