Marble Point is the refueling station for helicopters operating in the Dry Valley region of Antarctica. It's located about 50 miles across the Sound from McMurdo Station on the coast of Victoria Land. It's also the place where McMurdo Station was almost built because there are ice free areas large enough to build a runway. During the 1957/1958 IGY (international geophysical year) smaller planes did land here on a runway constructed by the US military. I had a 3 hour stop over here on my way back from the Dry Valley's. Click for larger photos.