SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
McDonald Bay (AUS) 66° 36' 00.0" S 92° 45' 00.0" E Bay
Name ID: 130 Place ID: 9259

An open bay about 20 km wide, just west of Haswell Islands on the coast of Queen Mary Land. Charted by AAE (1911-14) under Sir Douglas Mawson. Named by USACAN after Capt. E.A. McDonald, USN, commander of the USS Burton Island flagship of two ice-breakers which took part in USN Operation Windmill, which obtained astro-fixes in the vicinity.

McDonald Bay (RUS) 66° 36' 00.0" S 92° 44' 00.0" E Bay
Name ID: 119310 Place ID: 9259

McDonald Bay (USA) 66° 36' 00.0" S 92° 44' 00.0" E Bay
Name ID: 128647 Place ID: 9259

Open bay, 10 mi wide at its entrance between Adams Island and the Haswell Islands, lying immediately W of Mabus Point on the coast of Antarctica. Charted by the AAE under Mawson, 1911-14. Named by the US-ACAN after Cdr. Edwin A. McDonald, USN, Commander of the USS Burton Island, flagship of the two icebreakers which supported the USN Operation Windmill parties which established astronomical stations along Wilhelm II, Queen Mary, Knox and Budd Coasts during the 1947-48 summer season.

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