Låvebrua Island

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Låvebrua Island
Location of Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands
Låvebrua Island is located in Antarctica
Låvebrua Island
Låvebrua Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 63°2′S 60°35′W / 63.033°S 60.583°W / -63.033; -60.583Coordinates: 63°2′S 60°35′W / 63.033°S 60.583°W / -63.033; -60.583
Highest elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Låvebrua Island is an island, 95 metres (310 ft) high, lying 1.3 kilometres (0.7 nmi) east of South Point, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands off Antarctica. It was charted by a British expedition under Henry Foster, 1828–31. The name was given by Norwegian whalers operating from Deception Island, and was in use as early as 1927; it is descriptive, meaning literally "threshing floor bridge" or "barn bridge", and was a slang word for the inclined plane of the whaling factories' slipway.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Låvebrua Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  2. ^ Guren, Reidar (1935). Hvalfangsten i Sør-Ishavet [Whaling in the Southern Ocean] (in Norwegian). Oslo: J.W. Cappelens Forlag. p. 10. 

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