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Port Charcot

Port Charcot is a 3 km wide bay indenting the north shore of Booth Island, in the Wilhelm Archipelago of Antarctica. It was charted by the third French Antarctic expedition, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him for his father, Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist. Charcot established the expedition's winter base at Port Charcot in 1904.

Historic site

A cairn at Port Charcot, with a wooden pillar and a plaque inscribed with the names of the members of the French expedition, has been designated a Historic Site or Monument, following a proposal by Argentina to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.

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