Maumee Bight (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Maumee Bight (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Bight (3)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A bight between Rocky Point and Micou Point on the west side of Ross Island south of Wohlschlag Bay. The feature is 8.6km and forms the south part of Wohlschlag Bay. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-ME13
In association with the names of expedition ships grouped on this island, named after USNS Maumee, a tanker that made at least 12 Antarctic deployments to the Ross Sea from 1969-70 to 1984-85. With a 7,000,000 gallon capacity, and increased tank storage at McMurdo Station, Maumee initiated a program of delivering a whole year’s supply of bulk petroleum products to the station in a single trip. Prior to 1969 it took two smaller ships six trips to deliver the same amount of fuel.
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