Long Island, Falkland Islands

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"Long Island" is also a former name of Bleaker Island.
Long Island
Isla Larga
Former name: Isle Brûlée
Island
Early mapping of Long Island (Dom Pernety, 1769)
Early mapping of Long Island (Dom Pernety, 1769)
Coordinates: 51°33′00″S 58°04′00″W / 51.55°S 58.06667°W / -51.55; -58.06667Coordinates: 51°33′00″S 58°04′00″W / 51.55°S 58.06667°W / -51.55; -58.06667
Country  Falkland Islands
Time zone FKST (UTC−3)
If shown, area and population ranks are for all islands and all inhabited islands in the Falklands respectively.

Long Island (French: Isle Brûlée,[1] Spanish: Isla Larga[2]) is the largest island in Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands.

During the August 1833 events in nearby Port Louis, the surviving members of Louis Vernet's settlement, seeking refuge on the nearby Hog Island to escape the murderous gang of Antonio Rivero, regularly sent their boat to Long Island for food supplies to bring cattle, pigs, and geese.[3]

There is one listed building on the island, the Old House.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dom Pernety, Antoine-Joseph. Journal historique d'un voyage fait aux Iles Malouïnes en 1763 et 1764 pour les reconnoître et y former un établissement; et de deux Voyages au Détroit de Magellan, avec une Rélation sur les Patagons. Berlin: Etienne de Bourdeaux, 1769. 2 volumes, 704 pp. Online vol. 1 & vol. 2. Abridged English version.
  2. ^ PCGN Falkland Islands
  3. ^ wikisource:Thomas Helsby's Account of the Port Louis Murders.
  4. ^ "Falkland Islands Information Web Portal". Buildings and Structures in the Falkland Islands designated as being of Architectural or Historic Interest. Retrieved 2012-09-01.