Dorian Bay

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Refugio Bahia Dorian
Damoy Hut

Dorian Bay (64°49′S 63°30′W / 64.817°S 63.500°W / -64.817; -63.500Coordinates: 64°49′S 63°30′W / 64.817°S 63.500°W / -64.817; -63.500) is a cove on the northwest side of Wiencke Island, 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) east-northeast of Damoy Point, in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him after Monsieur Dorian, a member of the French Chamber of Deputies.[1]

Two structures were erected on the shores of Dorian Bay; the Argentine Refugio Bahia Dorian in 1957, and a larger building known as the Damoy Hut in 1975, where it served flights to and from a summer-use ice-strip for aircraft used before the sea-ice cleared near Rothera Base. The Damoy hut and ice-strip were closed in 1995: the building is now listed as an Historic Site and Monument and is maintained and administered by the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust.

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