Py Point

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Py Point
French: Pointe Py
Geographical location
Py Point (Antarctic Peninsula)
Py Point
Coordinates 64 ° 53 ′  S , 63 ° 36 ′  W Coordinates: 64 ° 53 ′  S , 63 ° 36 ′  W
location Doumer Island , Palmer Archipelago , West Antarctica
Waters Bismarck Street
Waters 2 Peltier Channel and South Bay

The Py Point ( French Pointe Py ) is the southern branch of the Doumer Island in the Palmer Archipelago west of the Antarctic Peninsula . The headland marks the northern limit of the entrance from the Bismarck Strait into the Peltier Channel and at the same time the southeastern limit of the entrance to South Bay .

They were discovered by participants in the Fourth French Antarctic Expedition (1903-1905) under the direction of polar explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot . Charcot named it after Henry Constant Py (1843 – unknown), then President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires . The UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee translated this designation into English in 1949.

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