Information About

Blackstone Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

60 ° 38' 26" N,
148 ° 44' 1" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Length

7 mi (11.27 km)

Elevation

1926 ft (587.04 m)

Uses

Blackstone Glacier in Detail.

About

trends NE to its terminus at the head of Blackstone Bay, 8 mi. S of Whittier, Chugach Mts. 7 miles long.

History

Local name reported in 1899 by W. C. Mendenhall, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). "Named for a miner, who with two companions, lost his life there in the winter of 1896" (Mendenhall, 1900 p. 325).