As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered by inflatable zodiac boats.
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Passing between the soaring cliffs of the breathtaking Neumayer Channel, arrive at one of Antarctica's most exciting anchorages: Port Lockroy (also Rothera). The harbor is on the west side of Wiencke Island. Port Lockroy's sheltered harbor, surrounded by high mountains, was a favourite anchorage for whaling ships earlier in the century - the many great bones on the shore act as a grim memorial. It is here that Winston Churchill established a survey and weather station during World War II to protect British interests in the Southern Ocean, and it is the location today of the tiny UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. Now designated an historic site, Port Lockroy is a museum and post office. Proceeds from the facility support the preservation of historic sites from the Heroic Age of Exploration.You will also find blue-eyed shags (cormorants) nesting here.
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