Information About

Turner Glacier

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Turner Glacier on The Map

Location

60 ° 2' 48" N,
139 ° 42' 17" W

Region

Yakutat

Length

20 mi (32.19 km)

Elevation

1844 ft (562.05 m)

Uses

Turner Glacier in Detail.

About

Heads on Mount Cook, trends 20 mil SE to its 1951 terminus on Disenchantment Bay, 32 mi. NE of Yakutat, St. Elias Mts.

History

Originally named Dalton Glacier by Russell (1891, p. 98) in honor of John Dalton, a miner and frontiersman. After Dalton was accused of murder, the feature was renamed for John Henry Turner, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), who spent three years in Alaska making surveys. Before 1900, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) used the name Duffield Glacier, for William Ward Duffield, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS).