Quaker Harbour

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Location of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands
Satellite image of Weddell Island

Quaker Harbour is the irregularly shaped bay indenting for 3.7 km the north coast of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands.[1] It is centred at 51°49′00″S 61°04′35″W / 51.81667°S 61.07639°W / -51.81667; -61.07639Coordinates: 51°49′00″S 61°04′35″W / 51.81667°S 61.07639°W / -51.81667; -61.07639, and has its head fed by Pitt Creek. The bay takes its name from nearby Quaker Island.

The British navigator and Antarctic explorer James Weddell, who visited the Falklands in 1819–1824, overwintered ashore on Weddell Island (known at that time as Swan Island) at Quaker Harbour in May–September 1823.[2]




  1. ^ Quaker Harbour. Falkland Islands. GeoNames Geographical Database
  2. ^ J. Weddell. A Voyage Towards the South Pole, Performed in the Years 1822–24. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orne, Brown and Green, 1825. p. 77


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