Port Lockroy

Port Lockroy
Port Lockroy is a bay that forms a natural harbour on the north-western shore of Wiencke Island located in the Palmer Archipelago in front of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Originally discovered in 1903 by a French Antarctic expedition, the port was named 'Port LaCroix' after Edouard LaCroix who helped finance the expedition. Over the years Port Lockroy found use as an anchorage by whalers and in 1944 became 'British Base A', the first of the more than 20 eventual British bases established in Antarctica. This base is now restored as a historic site which has a gift shop and the only public post office on the Antarctic peninula. It sat abandoned until a British team renovated the historical site and opened it as a monument and museum in 1996.

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