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NOAA Reporter
02-20-2007, 01:44 PM
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has unanimously voted to name the area off the southwest coast of Alaska at 49N, 159 W, the "United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Seamount Province" in recognition of the 200-year legacy of science and service that the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, which dates from a February 10, 1807 executive order by President Thomas Jefferson, has provided. The name is the first to recognize a U.S. agency.

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