Låvebrua Island

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Location of Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands.

Låvebrua Island (63°2′S 60°35′W / 63.033°S 60.583°W / -63.033; -60.583Coordinates: 63°2′S 60°35′W / 63.033°S 60.583°W / -63.033; -60.583) is an island, 95 metres (310 ft) high, lying 0.7 nautical miles (1.3 km) east of South Point, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands off Antarctica. It was charted by a British expedition under Henry Foster, 1828–31. The name was given by Norwegian whalers operating from Deception Island, and was in use as early as 1927; it is descriptive, meaning literally "threshing floor bridge" or "barn bridge", and was a slang word for the inclined plane of the whaling factories' slipway.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Låvebrua Island". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  2. ^ Guren, Reidar (1935). Hvalfangsten i Sør-Ishavet [Whaling in the Southern Ocean] (in Norwegian). Oslo: J.W. Cappelens Forlag. p. 10. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Låvebrua Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).