Information About

Demorest Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 40' 45" N,
134 ° 4' 51" W

Region

Juneau

Length

14 mi (22.53 km)

Elevation

3862 ft (1177.14 m)

Uses

Demorest Glacier in Detail.

About

In the Coast Mountains, heading approximately at the Canada-United States international boundary and trending SSW to Taku Glacier, 3 mi WNW of Hodgkins Peak and 25 mi NE of Juneau. 14 miles long.

History

Named in 1953 by personnel of the Juneau Icefield Research Project for Max Harrison Demorest (1910-1942), assistant professor of geology at the University of North Dakota and Sterling Fellow at Yale in 1939. He was killed in 1942 as a lieutenant in the USDF while on the Greenland Ice Sheet attempting to rescue personnel from a downed military aircraft.