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Location DB > Antarctica > Antarctica > Whaler's Bay, Deception Island > Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island
Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island
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created by vladatron on 12/27/2008 5:31 AM
last modified by vladatron on 12/27/2008 5:40 AM
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Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby!
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Whaler's Bay, Deception Island, Antarctica
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 Historical Dates
Built: 1906
Closed: 1931
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"The oldest actual ghost town can be found at Whaler’s Bay on Deception Island. In 1906 a Norwegian-Chilean whaling company started using Whalers Bay as a base for a factory ship. Other whaling operations followed suit and a boom town was born. Whalers Bay was abandoned in 1931 following a precipitous decline in the market for whale oil, a result of the Great Depression. Do not be deceived, however. The rest of Deception Island is actually a fairly hopping place. In addition to science bases operated by Spain and Argentina, it is also one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Antarctic. This is probably because (thanks to volcanic activity) the island actually has places where one can be warm."
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Sat, Dec 27th, 2008
posted by Anonymous
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This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 1/3/2010 2:51 PM.

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  • on Jan 3 10 at 14:51, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 2 09 at 14:09, Opheliaism conditionally validated this location
  • on Jul 2 09 at 5:11, Steed conditionally validated this location
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  • on Dec 27 08 at 5:40, vladatron made this location available
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  • on Dec 27 08 at 5:39, vladatron added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Dec 27 08 at 5:39, vladatron added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Dec 27 08 at 5:36, vladatron updated gallery historic
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