Mikkelsen Harbor

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A Russian ship in Mikkelsen Harbor

Mikkelsen Harbor (63°54′S 60°47′W / 63.900°S 60.783°W / -63.900; -60.783Coordinates: 63°54′S 60°47′W / 63.900°S 60.783°W / -63.900; -60.783) is a small bay indenting the south side of Trinity Island between Skottsberg Point and Borge Point, in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. It was discovered by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04. The origin of the name comes from Peder Michelsen, whaling manager who was lost in the whaling grounds in December 1910. The harbour was charted by Captain Hans Borge. Apparently the name was in common usage by 1913, at the time of the geologic reconnaissance by Scottish geologist David Ferguson in the whale-catcher Hanka.[1][2]

Borge Point is a headland forming the east side of Mikkelsen Harbor.[3] Klo Rock is a rock on which the sea breaks, lying at the east side of the entrance to the harbor.[4] Both features were charted and named by Captain Borge.[3][4]

A small island called D'Hainaut Island sits within the harbour.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mikkelsen Harbor". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  2. ^ Whaling in the Falkland Island Dependencies 1904-1931 by Ian B. Hart
  3. ^ a b "Borge Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  4. ^ a b "Klo Rock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  5. ^ "D'Hainaut Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-04-20.

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