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Thor Island ( Coordinates: ) is the largest of a group of small islands lying at the east side of Foyn Harbor in Wilhelmina Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land. The island was named South Thor Island by whalers in 1921-22 because the whaling factory Thor I was moored to it during that season (the island to the northeast was called North Thor Island). In 1960 the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) limited the name Thor to the island actually used by the ship; the other island was left unnamed.
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Foyn Harbor is an anchorage between Nansen Island and Enterprise Island in Wilhelmina Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was surveyed by M.C. Lester and T.W. Bagshawe in 1921–22, and was named by whalers in the area after the whaling factory Svend Foyn, which was moored here during 1921–22.
Wilhelmina Bay is a bay 24 kilometres (15 mi) wide between the Reclus Peninsula and Cape Anna along the west coast of Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897-99 led by Adrien de Gerlache. The bay is named for Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, who reigned from 1890 to 1948.
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Bearing Island is a small antarctic island lying midway between Nansen Island and Enterprise Island in Wilhelmina Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land. Bearing Island is located at. The name Bearing or Direction Island was used for this feature by whalers in the area because the island and a rock patch on Nansen Island were used as leading marks when entering Foyn Harbor from the southeast.
Cape Longing is a rocky cape on the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica, forming the south end of a large ice-covered promontory which marks the west side of the south entrance to Prince Gustav Channel. It was discovered by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Otto Nordenskiöld in 1902, and so named by him because from the position of his winter hut on Snow Hill Island the cape lay in the direction of his "land of longing" which he was anxious to explore.
Neko Harbor is an inlet of the Antarctic Peninsula on Andvord Bay, situated on the west coast of Graham Land.
Barclay Bay is a bay in Drake Passage lying between Cape Shirreff and Essex Point on the north side of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Its head is fed by Etar Snowfield. The name appears on an 1825 chart of the British sealing expedition under James Weddell, and is now established in international usage.
The Danco Coast is that portion of the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula between Cape Sterneck and Cape Renard. This coast was explored in January and February 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, who named it for Lieutenant Emile Danco who died on the expedition.
Beaglehole Glacier is a glacier between Spur Point and Friederichsen Glacier on the east coast of Graham Land. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian of the Antarctic and biographer of Captain James Cook.
Birdsend Bluff is a rocky bluff at the south side of the mouth of Wheatstone Glacier, on the west coast of Graham Land. It was first roughly surveyed by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache, 1897–99. The name originated when two members of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey were camped immediately below this bluff in May 1956 and a fall of rock from the bluff flattened a bird outside their tent.
Bratina Island is a small island lying at the north tip of Brown Peninsula in the Ross Ice Shelf. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 1963 for Chief Aviation Machinists Mate Joseph Bratina, U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6, stationed at McMurdo Station in the 1958–59, 1960–61 and 1961–62 summer seasons.
Mount Dedo is a conspicuous needle-like peak, 695 metres (2,280 ft) high, standing south of Orne Harbour on the west coast of Graham Land. It was charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache of 1897–99. The name appears on an Argentine government chart of 1954 and is descriptive - "dedo" meaning finger in Spanish.
Delaite Island is an island 1 nautical mile (2 km) long, lying 3 nautical miles (6 km) northeast of Emma Island in the north-central portion of Wilhelmina Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, under Gerlache, and named by him for J. Delaite, a supporter of the expedition.
Mount Pond is a peak, 550 m (1,800 ft) in height, standing 2.8 km (1.7 mi) east-south-east of Pendulum Cove, on Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name appears on an 1829 chart based upon survey work by the British expedition under Foster, 1828-31. It was probably named for John Pond, noted English astronomer and director of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich at that time.
Porro Bluff is a bluff lying south of Birdsend Bluff and overlooking Errera Channel on the Danco Coast, western Graham Land, Antarctica. Shown on an Argentine government chart of 1950. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for Ignazio Porro (1795–1875), Italian engineer who in 1851 invented a prism combination, important in the development of stereo-plotting instruments.
Haines Glacier is a glacier 4 nautical miles (7 km) wide, flowing in a southeasterly direction and joining Meinardus Glacier immediately east of Mount Barkow, on the east coast of Palmer Land, Antarctica. It was discovered and photographed from the air in December 1940 by the United States Antarctic Service. During 1947 the glacier was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, who in conjunction with the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. The glacier was named by the FIDS for William C. Haines, an American meteorologist who was a member of the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions of 1928–30 and 1933–35, and was joint author of the meteorological reports of these two expeditions.
Hauken Rock is a rock lying nearly 1 nautical mile (2 km) east of the Ornen Rocks and 2 nautical miles (4 km) northeast of Cape Melville, the eastern extremity of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 from association with Ornen Rocks. Hauken and Ørnen, the first two modern whale catchers, accompanied the floating factory ship Admiralen to the South Shetland Islands in January–February 1906.
Marr Ice Piedmont is a large ice piedmont which covers the northwestern half of Anvers Island, in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. This feature was presumably first seen by a German expedition under Eduard Dallmann, 1873–74, and was first roughly surveyed by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, and French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, both under Jean-Baptiste Charcot. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for British marine biologist James W.S. Marr, first commander of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, 1943–45, and leader of the base at nearby Port Lockroy. Marr was also a member of the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition under Mawson, 1929–31, and of Shackleton's expedition of 1921–22.
Sessums Glacier is a glacier flowing into the head of Henry Inlet on the north side of Thurston Island.
Solstreif Island is the southernmost of the small group of islands at the east side of Foyn Harbor in Wilhelmina Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land. The feature was so named by whalers operating in the area because the Norwegian whaling vessel Solstreif was moored to it during 1921-22, and probably in other seasons also.
The Solvay Mountains are a mountain range that rises to 1590 m and extends in an ENE–WSW direction in the south part of Brabant Island, in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. They were discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–99, under Adrien de Gerlache, and named by him for Ernest-John Solvay, a supporter of the expedition. The name originally extended along the entire east coast of the island but has been limited to the prominent mountains in the south, while the principal group of mountains farther north was subsequently named Stribog Mountains, separated from Solvay Mountains by Aluzore Gap.
Sophie Rocks is a small group of land rocks midway between Spigot Peak and Zeiss Needle, overlooking Selvick Cove to the west and Orne Harbour to the east, Arctowski Peninsula, Danco Coast, Antarctica. The name Sophie Rocks was originally used by Frederick Cook, a member of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, in 1898 to refer to this conspicuous group of rocks and presumably Spigot Peak and Zeiss Needle, as well.