Skrap Skerries

The Skrap Skerries (54°15′S 36°19′W) are two small groups of islands and rocks (skerries) lying midway between Cape George and Barff Point, on the eastern coast of the Barff Peninsula, close off the north coast of South Georgia Island in Antarctica.[1] The Skerries are divided into the West Skerry, 3.2 mi (5.1 km) east of Barff Point,[2] and the East Skerry, 2 mi (3.2 km) northwest of Cape George.[3] The present name for this pair of skerries appears on a chart based upon a survey of this area by Discovery Investigations personnel in the period 1926-30, but it may reflect earlier terms "skrapskjaer" or "skrapskjar" used by Norwegian whalers.[1][2][3]

References

  1. "Skrap Skerries". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  2. "West Skerry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  3. "East Skerry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-05-13.

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