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The aim of this category is to catalog and encourage visits to points of interest on or pertaining to Antarctica. These places need not be on the continent, but must have a clear link to Antarctica.
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Antarctic Points of InterestHistoric Marker #19 Cross at Hut Point, Ross Island

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Cross at ut Point on Ross Island, erected in February 1904 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04, in memory of Georges Vince, a member of the expedition who died in the vicinity. Locally know as the Vince Cross.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nzkeko

location: Antarctica

date approved: 2/16/2009

last visited: 2/10/2007

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Antarctic Points of InterestHistoric Marker # 18, Hut at Hut Point, Ross Island

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Scott's Hut on Ross Island's Hut Point in the vicinity of US McMUrdo Antarctic Base. The hut that Scott built in his Discovery Expedition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nzkeko

location: Antarctica

date approved: 2/12/2009

last visited: 2/10/2007

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Antarctic Points of InterestChapel of the Snows

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Built in the late 1980s to replace the original church that was destroyed by fire, the chapel has a nice view overlooking McMurdo Sound, Hut point and the mountains.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 9/22/2011

last visited: 2/10/2007

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Antarctic Points of InterestHistoric Marker # 54, Richard E. Byrd Historic Monument

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Richard E Byrd Historic Monument is a bronze bust on a black marble, 5ft high x 2 ft square, on wood platform in front of the National Science Foundation Chalet housing the NSF Offices in McMurdo, Antarctica.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nzkeko

location: Antarctica

date approved: 2/5/2009

last visited: 1/31/2003

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Antarctic Points of InterestObservation Hill Cross, McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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The cross is located on Observation Hill, a 754-foot (230 m) hill adjacent to McMurdo Station in Antarctica and commonly called "Ob Hill." The cross is in memorial of of Robert Falcon Scott's party that perished returning from the South Pole in 1912.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CGTeri

location: Antarctica

date approved: 4/9/2015

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestIce Runway

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The Ice Runwayis the principal runway for the US Antarctic Program during the summer Antarctic field season due to its proximity to McMurdo Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 10/7/2011

last visited: 2/4/2003

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Antarctic Points of InterestWilliams Field

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Williams Field or Willy Field is a United States Antarctic Program airfield in Antarctica. Williams Field consists of two snow runways located on approximately 8 meters (25 ft) of compacted snow, lying on top of 80 meters (262 ft) of ice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 10/6/2011

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestPegasus Field

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Pegasus Field is an airstrip in Antarctica, the southernmost of three airfields serving McMurdo Station. Pegasus is a white ice runway capable of handling wheeled aircraft year-round.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc

location: Antarctica

date approved: 10/6/2011

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestScott's Hut at Terra Nova, Cape Evans

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Scott's Hut is a building located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica. It was erected in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 (also known as the Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CGTeri

location: Antarctica

date approved: 4/8/2015

last visited: never

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