Block Bay

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Block Bay (76°15′S 146°22′W) is a long ice-filled bay lying east of the Guest Peninsula along the western coast of Westarctica.

Driscoll Island and the Balchen Glacier both lend their names to Westarctica's noble titles.

Discovery and name

It was discovered in 1929 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, and named by Richard E. Byrd for Paul Block, newspaper publisher and patron of the expedition.