Horseshoe Island Station Y — History
Location of Station Y — Horseshoe Island
Position: Lat. 67° 49′ S, Long. 67° 18′ W
General location: Horseshoe Island, Bourgeois Fjord, Marguerite Bay
Survey, geology and meteorology.
- 11 March 1955 – 21 August 1960
- 7 March 1969 – 11 July 1969
Closed in 1960 when personnel transferred to Stonington Island (Station E). Reopened briefly in 1969 to complete local survey work.
S E Black, D Statham and G Stride, 27 May 1958: single cross on Beacon Hill.
Closed. Used by BAS personnel on field trips from Rothera (Station R). Site cleaned up by BAS March 1995. Designated as Historic Site No. 63 under the Antarctic Treaty, 19 May 1995 (includes Blaiklock Island refuge). Building conservation work undertaken in Mar 1997.
Associated Refuge: Blaiklock Island.