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Port Lockroy, Antarctica

January 2005

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Hidden amongst all the islands and little bays are a number of research stations, from a variety of nations. The British station, Port Lockroy, was established during WWII as a military outpost to keep German subs from threatening southern shipping. Closed for many years, it is now primarily a tourist stop, where visitors can see how staff members used to live, purchase souvenirs and even send postcards home from the classic red UK postbox.



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We visited Port Lockroy when sailing down there onboard the Hurtigruten "MS Fram" on 9 Feb 2013 and met with Ben Kaye, Florence Kuyper, and Flo Barrow. Florence and Ben paid a visit to the ship first and gave an intoduction to their work on the base before we visited. We were very impressed by the base and it was a pleasure to visit the shop and to buy things to carry home. Congratulations to the staff for the work performed there under the given circumstances.

Posted by Hans-Jürgen (John) Anhalt on
Tuesday, 03.5.13 @ 15:07pm | #96094

We were guests on the MS Bremen and visited Port Lockroy on Feb.26th 2018.
The museum is very interesting, the penguins in good shape and the women very friendly and helpful. We bought lovely and informativ presents. As a "thank you" for having us on their island we took the stuff to the MS Bremen to have a lovely shower, as they do not have this facility on the island in their houses.
All the best to you.
Gloria Ziller

Posted by Gloria Ziller on
Monday, 03.19.18 @ 08:17am | #107298

We were guests on the MS Bremen and visited Port Lockroy on Feb.26th 2018.
The museum is very interesting, the penguins in good shape and the women very friendly and helpful. We bought lovely and informativ presents. As a "thank you" for having us on their island we took the stuff to the MS Bremen to have a lovely shower, as they do not have this facility on the island in their houses.
All the best to you.
Gloria Ziller

Posted by Gloria Ziller on
Monday, 03.19.18 @ 08:17am | #107299

We were guests on the MS Bremen and visited Port Lockroy on Feb.26th 2018.
The museum is very interesting, the penguins in good shape and the women very friendly and helpful. We bought lovely and informativ presents. As a "thank you" for having us on their island we took the stuff to the MS Bremen to have a lovely shower, as they do not have this facility on the island in their houses.
All the best to you.
Gloria Ziller

Posted by Gloria Ziller on
Monday, 03.19.18 @ 08:19am | #107300

We were guests on the MS Bremen and visited Port Lockroy on Feb.26th 2018.
The museum is very interesting, the penguins in good shape and the women very friendly and helpful. We bought lovely and informativ presents. As a "thank you" for having us on their island we took the stuff to the MS Bremen to have a lovely shower, as they do not have this facility on the island in their houses.
All the best to you.
Gloria Ziller

Posted by Gloria Ziller on
Monday, 03.19.18 @ 08:19am | #107301

We were guests on the MS Bremen and visited Port Lockroy on Feb.26th 2018.
The museum is very interesting, the penguins in good shape and the women very friendly and helpful. We bought lovely and informativ presents. As a "thank you" for having us on their island we took the stuff to the MS Bremen to have a lovely shower, as they do not have this facility on the island in their houses.
All the best to you.
Gloria Ziller

Posted by Gloria Ziller on
Monday, 03.19.18 @ 08:19am | #107302


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