Blossom Island

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 60 ° 0' 13" N, 140 ° 6' 54" W
  • Region: Yakutat
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  • Elevation: 1693 ft (516.03 m)
  • Parent: St. Elias Mountains

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About
between Blossom and Hayden Glaciers, 35 mi. NNW of Yakutat, St. Elias Mts.;

History
So named by personnel of the joint National Geographic Society-U.S. Geological Survey Expedition to Mount St. Elias, in 1890, because the nunatak, surrounded by ice, was covered by a dense growth of flowers (Russell, 1891, p. 114).

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