Name details

MacDonald Point

MacDonald Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

MacDonald Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139498

Feature type: Point

Origin

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:

Narrative

A coastal point with some rocky exposures on the south side of the mouth of Darwin Glacier, where the latter flows into Ross Ice Shelf. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MN07

Named For

Mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from tellurometer surveys and Navy air photos, 1959-63. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for James H. (Scot) MacDonald, journalist who as a member of U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 worked several seasons at McMurdo Station between 1958 and 1961.

Location

Latitude:
79° 52' 36.9" S
-79.87692°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
160° 20' 03.4" E
160.33427°
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Altitude:
90 m
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Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
0.5m Antarctic Imagery Mosaic, DigitalGlobe Inc 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
16-Nov-1965

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