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Topographic map of Jan Mayen

Hoepstockbukta (English: Hoepstock Bay) is a small cove on the western coast of the island of Jan Mayen and is named after Mathijs Jansz. Hoepstock, a Rotterdam whaler, who was the first to use the bay in 1616. The cove is shown on Joan Blaeu's 1662 map of the island.


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  • Norwegian Polar Institute Place Names of Svalbard Database

Coordinates: 70°55.8′N 8°53.3′W / 70.9300°N 8.8883°W / 70.9300; -8.8883