Port Charcot

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Port Charcot is a 3 km (1.9 mi) wide bay indenting the north shore of Booth Island, in the Wilhelm Archipelago of Antarctica. It was charted by the third French Antarctic expedition (1903–05), under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him for his father, Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist. Charcot established the expedition's winter base at Port Charcot in 1904.[1]

Historic site[edit]

A cairn at Port Charcot, with a wooden pillar and a plaque inscribed with the names of the members of the French expedition, has been designated a Historic Site or Monument (HSM 28), following a proposal by Argentina to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.[2]


  1. ^ "Charcot, Port". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  2. ^ "List of Historic Sites and Monuments approved by the ATCM (2012)" (PDF). Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 

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

Coordinates: 65°04′S 64°01′W / 65.067°S 64.017°W / -65.067; -64.017