Name details

MacKenzie Bay

MacKenzie Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

MacKenzie Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 128302

Feature type: None recorded.

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A relatively small embayment of the western extremity of Amery Ice Shelf, about 20 mi NE of Foley Promontory. On Feb. 10, 1931, the BANZARE (1929-31) sighted a much larger embayment here and made an airplane flight to sketch its limits. They named it "MacKenzie Sea" after Captain K.N. MacKenzie, master of the expedition's ship Discovery in 1930-31. Breakout of a large part of Amery Ice Shelf has drastically reduced the size of this feature; in 1968 the bay was 15 mi wide. Several Norwegian whaling ships sighted the original embayment nearly simultaneously with BANZARE; the whale-catcher Seksern (Captain Brunvoll) reached this area on Jan. 13, 1931, the the Torlyn (Capt. Klarius Mikkelsen) on Feb. 13, 1931.

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Location

Latitude:
68° 38' 00.0" S
- 68.63333°
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Longitude:
70° 35' 00.0" E
70.58333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1947

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