Pourquoi Pas Island facts for kids
View of Pourquoi Pas Island from Horseshoe Island
|Length||27 km (16.8 mi)|
|Width||13 km (8.1 mi)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Pourquoi Pas Island is a mountainous island, 27 km (17 mi) long and from 8 to 18 km (5 to 11 mi) wide, lying between Bigourdan Fjord and Bourgeois Fjord off the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition under Charcot, 1908–10. The island was charted more accurately by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under John Rymill, 1934–37, who named it for Charcot's expedition ship, the Pourquoi-Pas ?.
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