The Vincennes Bay area (named for Wilkes' flagship), on the Knox Coast, Wilkes Land, was surprisingly short of visitors until very recently. Wilkes originally reported sighting land in the area, but this land was later sailed over by Ross. The area was not visited again until 1947 when the massive Operation Highjump made a major aerial mapping of large parts of Antarctica. This was the first visit and landing in the area.
The area was again visited in 1948 when the US Navy ships Edisto and Burton Island arrived in Vincennes Bay as part of Operation Windmill (Task Force 39). "Here were enough islands to name after every man aboard ship and still have some left over". These islands were soon to be known as the Windmill Islands, and the author of these words had a group of islands named after him. These ships only stopped for a few short days, enough time to take survey readings, and some quick geological exploration. But Frazier's words about the area would eventually become true. "This area had promise as a site for a future base, we felt. It was on solid rock and was accessible from the sea. It also afforded access to the continent. The islands extended in rows. Any one, adjoining the ice of the continent, would make an excellent base site."
Neil Simmons,  supplied this sketch map of the local area drawn up in 1958. He cleaned up the original and added the colour contours.
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