Maumee Bight

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Maumee Bight is a bight between Rocky Point and Micou Point on the west side of Ross Island, Antarctica. The feature is 6 nautical miles (11 km) long and forms the southern part of Wohlschlag Bay. In association with the names of expedition ships grouped on this island, it was named after USNS Maumee, a tanker that made at least 12 Antarctic deployments to the Ross Sea from 1969–70 to 1984–85. With a 7 million US gallons (26 million litres) capacity, and increased tank storage at McMurdo Station, the Maumee initiated a program of delivering a whole year's supply of bulk petroleum products to the station in a single trip. Prior to 1969 it took two smaller ships six trips to deliver the same amount of fuel.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Maumee Bight" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 77°29′S 166°22′E / 77.483°S 166.367°E / -77.483; 166.367