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Latitude : 62°58 S
Longitude : 60°33 W

Time : UTC -3

Human occupation dating from 1911 when a the Norwegian whaling station "Ektor" was established but that one closed in 1931. In 1944 a British base (Station B) was established by the Royal Navy during the "operation Tabarin" using 3 abandoned buildings.
At the end of the war, the base was handed and became a scientific research station.

Main activities carried out were meteorology and air support to the other british stations in the Antarctic Peninsula. The station was occupied until 1969.


Credits : Information by British Antarctic Survey. Pictures by Mehdi Escoffier F5PFP.
Music : The Clash - London Calling - Guns of Brixton / Columbia Tristar 1989