Gull Harbour

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Location of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands
Satellite image of Weddell Island

Gull Harbour (former names States Harbour, Great Harbour) is the 1.3 km wide bay indenting for 2.8 km the east coast of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands.[1] It is entered north of Gull Point and south of Mark Point, and is centred at 51°53′56″S 60°53′20″W / 51.89889°S 60.88889°W / -51.89889; -60.88889Coordinates: 51°53′56″S 60°53′20″W / 51.89889°S 60.88889°W / -51.89889; -60.88889. The principal settlement of the island, Weddell Settlement, is situated at the head of the bay. Until the mid-nineteenth century Gull Harbour was known as Great Harbour.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Gull Harbour. Falkland Islands. GeoNames Geographical Database
  2. ^ The Falkland Islands: Surveyed by Capt. Fitz Roy R.N. and the Officers of H.M. Ship Beagle, 1834. The Inner Bays from Port Harriet to the Eagle Passage are from the Surveys of Lt. Sulivan and W. Robinson R.N., 1838 & 1839. Scale ca. 1:404000 map. London: John Arrowsmith, 1841
  3. ^ R.M. Martin, J. & F. Tallis. Falkland Islands and Patagonia. Scale 1:1200000 map. New York: J. & F. Tallis, 1851

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  • B. Stonehouse (ed.). Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. 404 pp. ISBN 978-0-471-98665-2
  • C.H. Barnard. A Narrative of the Sufferings and Adventures of Capt. Charles H. Barnard, in a Recent Voyage Round the World, Including an Account of His Residence for Two Years on An Uninhabited Island. New York: J.P. Callender, 1836
  • P.P. King and R. Fitzroy. The South America Pilot. Part II. From the Rio de la Plata to the Bay of Panama, including Magellan Strait, the Falkland, and Galapagos Islands. Fifth Edition. London: Printed for the Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, 1860. pp. 116-118

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