Fournier Bay

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Location of Anvers Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Fournier Bay (64°31′S 63°6′W / 64.517°S 63.100°W / -64.517; -63.100Coordinates: 64°31′S 63°6′W / 64.517°S 63.100°W / -64.517; -63.100) is a bay 8 nautical miles (15 km) long and 3 nautical miles (6 km) wide, indenting the northeast coast of Anvers Island immediately west of Briggs Peninsula and south of Dralfa Point, in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. Its head is fed by Rhesus, Thamyris, Kleptuza and Altimir Glaciers.

The bay was probably first seen by a German expedition, 1873–74, under Eduard Dallmann. It was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him for Vice Admiral Ernest Fournier of the French Navy.[1]


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