Information About

Burroughs Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 59' 15.774" N,
136 ° 17' 13.627" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Length

9 mi (14.48 km)

Elevation

1470 ft (448.06 m)

Uses

Burroughs Glacier in Detail.

About

in Glacier Bay National Monument, trends SE to Plateau Glacier, W of Muir Inlet, 64 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts. 9 miles long.

History

Named "Cushing Plateau" by Reid (1896, pl. 86), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), for Harry Platt Cushing, who accompanied him on his expedition to Muir Glacier in 1890. Renamed for John Burroughs, 1837-1921, an American naturalist, who visited Muir Inlet with the Harrington Expedition of 1899.