Taku Glacier

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 58 ° 35' 42" N, 134 ° 10' 47" W
  • Region: Juneau
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  • Length: 27 mi (43.45 km)
  • Elevation: 3100 ft (944.88 m)


In the Coast Mountains, at 584200N, 1342200W trending SE to the head of Taku Inlet, 2 mi NW of Taku Point and 15 mi NE of Juneau.

Local name used since 1890. The feature was named Schulze Glacier in 1883 for Paul Schulze, president of the Northwest Trading Co. Later, in 1890, it was named Foster Glacier by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) for Hon. Charles Foster, 1828-1904, Governor of Ohio and Secretary of the Treasury under President Harrison. "Klumu Gutta" or "Klumma Klutt," meaning the "sprits home", is the Tlingit Indian name for the glacier. See Taku Villages.



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