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Argentinian flag Almirante Brown Station / Antarctic Peninsula Argentinian flag

Latitude : 64°53 S
Longitude : 62°52 W Logo Google Earth

Time : UTC -3

Almirante Brown Station, named after Admiral Guillermo Brown, the father of the Argentine Navy, was built by the Argentine government as a scientific research station. They have since abandoned the original station located in Paradise Bay due to fiscal concerns.
Since it was abandoned, it has become a favorite stopover for people visiting Antarctica. Behind the station is a 50 m slope leading to a wonderful overlook over Paradise Bay.

Interestingly, the station was burned down in 1984 by a member of the Argentine scientific team who didn't want to stay over the winter.
He burned the station just as the last supply ship for the year was leaving. Luckily, he and the other people set to stay the winter were picked up.

The station has been partially rebuilt, but is occupied only in the summer season.


Credits : Information by Scotus and Wikipedia encyclopedia. Pictures by Mehdi Escoffier F5PFP, Jean-Pierre Hubert ON7ZM.
Music : Bernardo Rubaja - Narada Decade: The Anniversary Collection - Break of Day / AMG 1993