Bearing Island facts for kids
Location in Antarctica
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Bearing Island (or also Direction Island) is a small antarctic island lying midway between Nansen Island and Enterprise Island in Wilhelmina Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land. Bearing Island is located at ( ). The name Bearing or Direction Island was used for this feature by whalers in the area because the island and a rock patch on Nansen Island were used as leading marks when entering Foyn Harbor from the southeast.
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