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Melchior Is to the Argentine islands
Melchior Is – 64°19.00'S, 62°58.00'W [Approximate]
Argentine Islands – 66°00.00'S, 65°39.00'W [Approximate]
CRUISING NOTES FROM THE YACHT WESTRI IN ANTARCTICA IN JANUARY 1995. Chart
Nos. are British Admiralty. The anchorages have been rated fair to good (Anc* -
Anc*****) by Chris West of Westri. Hovgaard Island & Mutton Cove and all
the chartlets have been contributed by Tony & Coryn Gooch of Taonui in 1997.
Melchior IsLANDS Anc**** 64º19?S 62º58?W. Charts 3566, 3570 & 3213
Many anchorages in this group of islands which is a key spot for crossing the
Drake Passage. One perfect place is between Omega and Eta Islands (see
chartlets) in a cove on Omega at the 4 fathom mark 64º19?.4S 62º55.5W. Anchor
bow and tie stern lines ashore. Completely landlocked. Great scenery.
ARDLEY COVE, KING GEORGE IS. Anc **** 62º12?.4?S 58º57?.5W. Charts 4212,
3205 & 1774 Anchor at the head (NE) of Maxwell Bay/Bahia Fildes just NE of
Diomedea Is in 35-40ft of water. Good holding and protection. This is just off
the Chilean Base of Rudolfo Marsh. Good hospitality also. POTTER COVE, KING
GEORGE IS (South Shetland Islands) -