Français Cove

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Français Cove (65°4′S 64°2′W / 65.067°S 64.033°W / -65.067; -64.033Coordinates: 65°4′S 64°2′W / 65.067°S 64.033°W / -65.067; -64.033) is a small cove at the west side of Port Charcot, which indents the north end of Booth Island, in the Wilhelm Archipelago. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and was named by him after the ship Français, which was moored in the cove during the expedition's winter operations at Port Charcot in 1904.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Français Cove". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  2. ^ Alberts, Fred G., ed. (June 1995). Geographic Names of the Antarctic (PDF) (second ed.). United States Board on Geographic Names. p. 257. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 

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