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Browns Bay (Antarctica)

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Browns Bay
Karte von Laurie Island mit der Browns Bay (Mitte oben)

Map of Laurie Island with Browns Bay (top center)

Waters Lake Scotia
Landmass Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands
Geographical position 60° 43′ 0″ S, 44° 36′ 0″ WCoordinates 60° 43′ 0″ S, 44° 36′ 0″ W
Browns Bay (Antarktis)
Browns Bay
Wide 2,5 km

Browns Bay is a 2.5 km wide bay on the north coast of Laurie Island in the South Orkney archipelago between Pirie Peninsula to the west and Ferguslie Peninsula to the east. Its entrance lies between Thomson Point to the west and Cape Geddes to the east.

Participants of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902-1904) mapped the bay in 1903, and expedition leader William Speirs Bruce named it after Scottish botanist Robert Neal Rudmose Brown (1879-1957), a member of the expedition.

Web links

  • Browns Bay in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey (english)
  • Browns Bay on geographic.org (English)