Benjamin Leigh Smith, b. 1828 – d. 1913, was a British yachtsman and explorer. Between 1871 and 1882 Mr. Smith undertook no less than five scientific expeditions to Svalbard and Franz Josef Land. Benjamin Leigh Smith was shipwrecked at Cape Flora, Northbrook Island (Franz Josef Land), in 1881. He discovered and named Brochøya, Foynøya, and 31 other points in northeast Svalbard. Despite his expertise in the Arctic, Benjamin Leigh Smith's work has received little attention. Ostrov Li-Smita (Leigh-Smith Island), lying east of Hooker Island (Franz Josef Land), was named after this British yachtsman and explorer.
Leighbreen on Nordaustlandet, Svalbard, is named after him. Also Kapp Leigh Smith on Nordaustlandet is named after him.
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