Looking at the three abandoned whaling stations in Stromness Bay, South Georgia, from the sea. The stations said to be closed to visitors because of their dangerous state, including contamination by asbestos. The Sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia had five main shore stations at the height of whaling in the early 1900s.
Here below the details of the five Stations; all are WAP GBR-NEW
(see WAP-WADA Directory-Sub Antarctic Section)
Leith Harbour Station located at Leith Harbour, 54°Ø8’27″South, 36°41’16″West
Ocean Harbour Station at 54°2Ø’ØØ”South, 36°16’ØØ”West
Prince Olav Harbour Station at 54°Ø4’ØØ”South, 37°Ø9’ØØ”West
Rosita Harbour Station at 54°Ø1’ØØ”South, 37°27’ØØ”West
Stromness Station, located at Stromness Bay, 54°Ø9’36″South, 36°42’42″West
The last of them closed in the mid 1960s. This clip is attached to the monthly website newsletter on www.sgisland.gs
Hams from the US are plamming a DX-pedition for the beginning of 2020 to South Orkney Islands as VP8/VP8DXU… let’s hope one day somebody can think to operate from the South Georgia, there are a lort of new sites to activate from there!