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Antarctic Points of Interest
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Description:
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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Antarctica is a continent virtually untouched by human beings. It is as it has been for many years, unspoiled and beautiful. This category has been created to Waymark Antarctic points of interest, whether on the continent or on one of the six other continents.

The intentions of this category are threefold: First, to make suggestions of worthwhile places to see while a person is visiting Antarctica; Second, waymark each of the 82 historical monuments on the continent recognized under Article 8 of Annex Five to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty; Third, to catalog places on the other continents that would be good to visit for people with an interest in Antarctica.

Examples of Waymarks in the using the first criterion would be the Almirante Brown Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, Bailey Head on Deception Island (home to 60,000 nesting pairs of penguins), The Lemaire Channel, and Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.

Waymarks that could be established using the second criterion are historical monuments recognized by the Antarctic Treaty. A list of those monuments can be found at: (visit link)

Examples of Waymarks established using the third criterion would be: The International Antarctic Centre in New Zealand or the quay in Ushuaia (Argentina) from which a good portion of Antarctic cruises depart. Examples of waymarks that would not fit this criteria would be a venue that has Antarctica in its name, but no real connection to the continent.

It is our hope that through this category, people around the world can become aware of the beauty and history hidden in this remote continent and just how connected it is to the rest of the world.
Instructions for Posting a Antarctic Points of Interest Waymark:
Name: The most common name for the location waymarked. This should include the continent of the waymark. If the waymark is for a historic monument, it should include the historic monument number. Please use the following examples as reference: Bailey Head, Deception Island, Antarctica; Historic Marker #27, Cairn with plaque on Megalestris Hill, Petermann Island, Antarctica; or International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Coordinates -- obtained from your personal GPS readings. Only Waymarks with latitude greater than 60º South can be identified as being on the continent of Antarctica.

Photograph -- At least one original photograph of the waymark or its location. If the waymark is of a historic marker, a photo of the plaque is requested in addition to a photo of the area. Additional photographs are requested, but not required.

Narrative Description -- Please include as much information about the location you are waymarking as you can-- its history, significance of its name, etc. -- whatever is applicable. Focus on what is unique and reflects the significance of the location. If your waymark is of a scientific research station, please include the name of the station and which country operates it. Please also describe how you came to be where the waymark is.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please post one original photo of the location. Tell us about your visit, and how you came to be where the waymark is.
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Antarctic Points of InterestRear Admiral Richard E. Byrd - Winchester, Virginia

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Located along the westbound side of Route 50 on the edge of downtown Winchester.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/19/2021

last visited: 5/26/2022

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Antarctic Points of InterestRear Admiral Richard E. Byrd - Winchester, Virginia

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Located outside the Winchester circuit court house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/10/2021

last visited: 5/26/2022

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Antarctic Points of InterestFinn and Edith Maslin "Jackie" Ronne - Arlington, Virginia

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Grave of two polar explorers in Arlington National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2021

last visited: never

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Antarctic Points of InterestRear Admiral Richard E. Byrd - Arlington, Virginia

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Directly across Memorial Drive from Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/23/2021

last visited: 5/9/2022

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Antarctic Points of InterestRobert Edwin Peary - Arlington, VA

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The man who is credited with discovering the North Pole is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Mount Peary in Antartica is named after Robert Edwin Peary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/11/2021

last visited: 5/26/2022

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Antarctic Points of InterestOperation Deep Freeze I - Washington, D.C.

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"Operation Deep Freeze I: 1955-56" features works by Commander Standish Backus (1910-1989) and Robert Charles Haun (1903-1975). Their artwork depicting the Operation is located at the Navy Art Gallery in Washington, D.C., USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 8/8/2008

last visited: 3/10/2012

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