Antarctica is an uninhabited continent that was the last one to be explored. It is, therefore, common that many Antarctic locations are named after various explorers that have mapped them. Even though Lithuania has never participated in the Antarctic exploration and never operated scientific bases there, such projects were undertaken by countries that had many ethnic Lithuanians among their citizens. One of them was the US. One Antarctica coast is named after a US navy officer Fredas Bakutis - the Bakutis coast.