Amherst Glacier

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Amherst Glacier
Type glacier
Location College Fjord, Alaska, U.S.
Coordinates 61°00′56″N 147°51′20″W / 61.01556°N 147.85556°W / 61.01556; -147.85556Coordinates: 61°00′56″N 147°51′20″W / 61.01556°N 147.85556°W / 61.01556; -147.85556
Length 4 miles (6.4 km)

Amherst Glacier is a 4-mile-long (6.4 km) glacier in the U.S. state of Alaska. It trends northwest to a lake, 5.5 mi (8.9 km) northeast of Point Pakenham and 52 mi (84 km) southwest of Valdez. It was named for Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts by members of the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition.[1]

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  1. ^ "Amherst Glacier". USGS National Mapping information. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-06-23.