Goudier Island

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Goudier Island (64°50′S 63°30′W / 64.833°S 63.500°W / -64.833; -63.500Coordinates: 64°50′S 63°30′W / 64.833°S 63.500°W / -64.833; -63.500) is a small island with an appearance of bare, polished rock, lying 0.05 nautical miles (0.1 km) north of Jougla Point in the harbor of Port Lockroy, Wiencke Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named after E. Goudier, chief engineer of the expedition ship Français.[1]

Operation Tabarin established a research base, station A, on the island in 1944. Research continued until 1962 when operations were transferred to Station F (Faraday station) on the Argentine Islands. It was restored in 1996 and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Antarctica.[2]

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  1. ^ "Goudier Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  2. ^ "Port Lockroy (A)". British Antarctic Survey.

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