Gourdin Island
First View
Brown Bluff
Gourdin Island
Cierva Cove
Gerlache Strait
Danco Island
Lemaire Strait
Port Lockroy
S. Shetland Islands
Whalers Bay
Hannah Point


Sam's Exotic Travels to Gourdin Island, Antarctica

Gourdin Island (6312′S 5718′W) is the largest island in a group of islands and rocks one nautical mile (1.9 km) north of Prime Head, the north tip of Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by a French expedition, 1837--40, under Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville, and named by him for Ens. Jean Gourdin of an expedition ship of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1945-47.

Penguins at Gourdin Island, Antarctica  The Lost Contact Lens - Penguins at Gourdin Island, Antarctica  Three to Go, Penguins on Gourdin Island, Antarctica

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