French Southern and Antarctic Lands
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roxy33, on February 14, 2010, said:
why isnt there ever any info on the man made buildings on these uninhabited islands. What is the story on those little white huts?
Yves-Ernan Deckerd, on February 25, 2010, said:
it seems that these two huts are only lights for the vessels to take a safe and good anchorage when they come to visit Port-aux-Français, the French settlement in Kerguelen.
In addition, Pointe "Monoy" could be derivated from Pointe Molloy ; joke or mistake ? Kerguelen people are fond of playing with words.
i.d. kline, on August 2, 2010, said:
These are a navigational aide known as a "range". When the fore and aft ones are aligned visually you have a "line of position" (LOP) on which you know your boat is located. This range would be noted on a navigational chart.
Yves-Ernan Deckerd, on August 2, 2010, said:
You're right, no doubt that the anchorage for the vessels visiting Port-aux-Français, the French base in Kerguelen, is mentioned in the pilot charts ! The initial question likely doesn't come from a sailorman ;> )
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