Fortuna Bay

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Fortuna Bay is a bay 3 miles (5 km) long and 1 mile (1.6 km) wide, entered between Cape Best and Robertson Point, near Atherton Peak on the north coast of South Georgia. It was named after the Fortuna, one of the ships of the Norwegian–Argentine whaling expedition under C.A. Larsen which participated in establishing the first permanent whaling station at Grytviken, South Georgia, in 1904–05.[1][2]

Ocean Harbour 22 miles (35 km) to the south east, was formerly known as "New Fortuna Bay".


  1. ^ "Fortuna Bay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Fortuna Bay". Gna-GeographicNamesOfTheAntarctic1stEdition1981_djvu. p. 694. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 

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

Coordinates: 54°7′S 36°48′W / 54.117°S 36.800°W / -54.117; -36.800