Lemaire and
Neumayer Channels

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Kodak Gap

Visitors take so many photographs while passing through Lemaire Channel that it picked up the nickname Kodak Gap.

Long daylight

At this latitude, visitors have 20 hours of daylight to enjoy the passing natural scenes from the observation decks of their cruise ships.

Lemaire Channel

It is about 6 kilometers (4 miles) in length and, at its narrowest point, roughly 500 meters (1600 feet) wide.


Whereas the Lemaire Channel abuts the Antarctica continent, the Neumayer Channel does not touch the mainland. It lounges between two islands.


Curiously, Lemaire Channel was named for the 19th century Congo official and explorer Charles Lemaire, a gentleman who never set foot on the Antarctica continent.

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