Bagshawe Glacier

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Bagshawe Glacier (64°56′S 62°35′W / 64.933°S 62.583°W / -64.933; -62.583Coordinates: 64°56′S 62°35′W / 64.933°S 62.583°W / -64.933; -62.583) is a glacier which drains the northeast slopes of Mount Theodore and discharges into Lester Cove, Andvord Bay, on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. The mouth of the glacier was first seen and sketched by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition in February 1898, and the glacier was first roughly surveyed by Kenneth V. Blaiklock of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey from the Norsel in April 1955. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Thomas W. Bagshawe who, with Maxime C. Lester, wintered at Waterboat Point near Andvord Bay in 1921.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bagshawe Glacier". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  2. ^ Alberts, Fred G., ed. (June 1995). Geographic Names of the Antarctic (second ed.). United States Board on Geographic Names. p. 39. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Bagshawe Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).