MacBride Head

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East and West Falkland

MacBride (or Macbride) Head is the most northeasterly[1] point of the Falkland Islands, and is on East Falkland. Mount MacBride is just to its south. There is a sea lion colony here.

It takes its name from Capt. John MacBride, the man credited with settling Saunders Island,[1] who commanded the vessels HMS Jason and HMS Carcass,[2] which in turn gave their names to the Jason Islands and Carcass Island.


  1. ^ a b Wagstaff, William. Falkland Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide. The Bradt Travel Guide. Retrieved 6 September 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "wag" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS Part 2 - Fort St. Louis and Port Egmont". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 51°21′48″S 57°56′50″W / 51.3634°S 57.9473°W / -51.3634; -57.9473