Bay is an open bay 15 kilometres (8 nmi) long and 3.7
kilometres (2 nmi) wide between
Cape Bienvenue and the east side
of Astrolabe Glacier Tongue.
Discovered on January 30, 1840, by the United States Exploring
Expedition under Wilkes, who named it for Thomas Piner, signal
quartermaster on the USEE flagship Vincennes. This feature
correlates closely with portions of the sketch of "Piners Bay" as
shown on Wilkes' chart of 1840.
^ Stanton, William (1975). The Great United States Exploring
Expedition. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 172.
This article incorporates public domain material from the
United States Geological Survey
United States Geological Survey document "Piner Bay" (content from the
Geographic Names Information System).
Coordinates: 66°43′S 140°17′E / 66.717°S 140.283°E /
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