Port Charcot

Booth Island, Antarctica | C.1906

Photo Credit: Accidentally Wes Anderson

Situated on the rocky and Y-shaped Booth Island, Port Charcot was first mapped in 1904 when the French Antarctic expedition led by Jean-Baptise Charcot found this spot. After building a few rudimentary shelters and the cairn that can still be seen at the top of the hill, the expedition used the Post as its base for exploring the area. Today the peninsula has been taken over by a rookery of gentoo penguins who are quite a chatty bunch.

Written By: Seamus McMahon

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