Bearing Island

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Bearing Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°33′S 62°02′W / 64.55°S 62.03°W / -64.55; -62.03
Country
Antarctica
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Bearing Island (or also Direction 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 (64°33′S 62°02′W / 64.55°S 62.03°W / -64.55; -62.03). 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.

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