Information About

Malaspina Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 58' 53" N,
140 ° 43' 6" W

Region

Yakutat

Length

30 mi (48.28 km)

Elevation

1575 ft (480.06 m)

Uses

Malaspina Glacier in Detail.

About

heads 8 mi. S of Alaska-Canada boundary, trends S 28 mi. to Gulf of Alaska, 38 mi. NW of Yakutat; St. Elias Mts.

History

named Malaspina Plateau in 1874 by W. H. Dall, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), who at the time did not recognize its true character because of its cover of morainal material. Malaspina, Italian navigator and explorer in the service of Spain, who explored the NW coast of North America in 1791. closer approach to the glacier was made in 1880 and its true character was seen. Glacier (U S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1883, p. 211).

Places Near Malaspina Glacier
Glaciers:

Agassiz Glacier, Malaspina Glacier,

Lakes:

Oily Lake,

Mountains:

Moore Nunatak,

Mountain Ranges:

Samovar Hills,