Sacramento Bight

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Sacramento Bight is an open bight, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) wide, between Calf Head and Cape Harcourt on the north coast of South Georgia. The name "Pinguin-Bay" was given by the German group of the International Polar Year Investigations, 1882–83, to a small bay within the bight now described. The SGS, 1951–52, reported that a name is not necessary for this bay, and that the bight, which is known to whalers and sealers as Sacramento Bay, does require a name. In order to indicate the correct nature of the feature, and at the same time to conform to local usage, the name Sacramento Bight is approved.

Coordinates: 54°29′S 36°1′W / 54.483°S 36.017°W / -54.483; -36.017  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Sacramento Bight" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).