Information About

Jones Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 55' 45" N,
137 ° 8' 50" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Length

2.8 mi (4.51 km)

Elevation

4819 ft (1468.83 m)

Uses

Jones Glacier in Detail.

About

in Glacier Bay National Monument, trends E to its 1961 terminus, 1 mi. NW of Johns Hopkins Inlet, 2 mi. N of terminus of Toyatte Glacier, 82 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts.

History

Named in 1936 by Field and Cooper (1937, p. 62) for Ernest L. Jones, 1876-1929, hydrographic and geodetic engineer and a member of the International Boundary Commission (IBC). Jones was a member of the U.S. Dept of Commercial Fisheries, 1913-15 and Superintendent and Director of U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), 1915-20. He was the author of many publications, including several on Alaska.