Located on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula, this former British research station (Station A) was established during World War II and had a continuous presence through 1962. During the early years before the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, it was more important for nations with territorial interest in Antarctica to maintain a presence if any territorial claim was to be asserted.
Now, this former research station is only staffed in the Antarctic summer as a tourist stop for cruise ships.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.