Name details

MacMillan Point

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

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

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139639

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

An ice-free point, 2.7km north of the tip of Cape Chocolate, forming the north side of the entrance to Salmon Bay, on the Scott Coast, Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MG11

Named For

Named in 1992 by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Mark T. MacMillan of San Jose, CA, a research assistant in the U.S. Antarctic Program who lost his life in a diving accident at New Harbour, McMurdo Sound, on November 14, 1987. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and a diver, he was in a group collecting foraminifera from the sea at the time of the accident.

Location

Latitude:
77° 54' 47.1" S
-77.91308°
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Longitude:
164° 34' 15.9" E
164.57109°
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Altitude:
1 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ AntTopo50 series
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Coordinates also compared against 0.5m Antarctic Imagery Mosaic, DigitalGlobe Inc 2018 : 1020010018529500. Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
28-Sep-1992

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