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The Wiencke Island (Palmer Archipelago) covers an area of about 67 square kilometres. It is named after the young Norwegian seaman Carl August Wiencke (1877–1898), who fell overboard and lost his life during the expedition.

 

The highest summit on the island is the Luigi Peak (1'415 m), also known as Savoia Peak, of the Sierra DuFief. It is named after Luigi di Savoia, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933).

Other summits on the island are the Jabel Peak (545 m), Nemo Peak (865 m), Nipple Peak (675 m) and the Seven Sisters Ridge. 

On the northwest shore of the island is a natural harbour, known as Port Lockroy, used for whaling between 1911 and 1931. The base was renovated 1996 and is now a museum and post office. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Port Lockroy Wiencke Island stamp 1987

British Antarctic Territory 1987, Port Lockroy.
In the background there is a part of the Luigi Peak (left) and the First Sister of the Seven Sisters Ridge (right).
The stamp was issued in the series "Intl. Geophysical Year, 30th Anniversary".

 

British Antarctic Territory 1994,
"Bransfield House" & Post Office at Port Lockroy (Base A).
The stamp was issued in the series "50th Anniversay of the Operation Tabarin".

 


British Antarctic Territory 2001, Port Lockroy (Bransfield House).

33p & 37p) visitors near the bulding
43p) Port Lockroy building (1945)
65p) Laboratory interieur (1945)

 

www.mountainstamp.com Port Lockroy Wiencke Island stamp 2003

British Antarctic Territory 2003, Port Lockroy on the Wiencke Island.
The stamp was issued in the "Bases and postmarks series 2003". 

 

 

British Antarctic Territory 2012, "Penola in Port Lockroy
The Luigi Peak (1'416 m) in the background.
The miniaturesheet was issued in the series "75th Anniversary of the Britisch-Grahamland Expedition".

 


British Antarctic Territory 2013
The 85p value stamp shows the Seven Sister Ridge. 

 

RRS Discovery & the Seven Sister Ridge Seven sister Risge Wiencke island stamp issued 2015 South Georgia

South Georgia 2015
RRS Discovery & the Seven Sister Ridge.
Portrait of Stanley Kemp.
The stamp was issued in the series "Ships, Scientists & Explorers — Definitive".

 

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