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Horseshoe Island Station Y — History

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Location of Station Y — Horseshoe Island

Position: Lat. 67° 49′ S, Long. 67° 18′ W
General location: Horseshoe Island, Bourgeois Fjord, Marguerite Bay


Survey, geology and meteorology.


Closed in 1960 when personnel transferred to Stonington Island (Station E). Reopened briefly in 1969 to complete local survey work.

Horseshoe Island Station, 1957/8.




S E Black, D Statham and G Stride, 27 May 1958: single cross on Beacon Hill.

Current Status

Closed. Used by BAS personnel on field trips from Rothera (Station R). Site cleaned up by BAS March 1995. Designated as Historic Site No. 63 under the Antarctic Treaty, 19 May 1995 (includes Blaiklock Island refuge). Building conservation work undertaken in Mar 1997.

Associated Refuge: Blaiklock Island .

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