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Dying Glacier (historical)

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Location

58 ° 49' 50" N,
136 ° 15' 10" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Elevation

220 ft (67.06 m)

Uses

Dying Glacier (historical) in Detail.

About

former glacier, in Glacier Bay National Monument, trended E-W, 1 mi. SE of Pyramid Peak and 57 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts.

History

Descriptive name given in 1890 by Reid (1892, p. 36), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), "because the glacier was rapidly melting away. Between 1886 and 1890 it had receded more than 1,000 yards." It has now entirely disappeared.