Bartlett Glacier

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Bartlett Glacier (86°15′S 152°0′W / 86.250°S 152.000°W / -86.250; -152.000Coordinates: 86°15′S 152°0′W / 86.250°S 152.000°W / -86.250; -152.000) is a tributary glacier, about 30 nautical miles (60 km) long and 5 nautical miles (10 km) wide at its terminus, flowing northeast from Nilsen Plateau and joining Scott Glacier close north of Mount Gardiner. It was discovered in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition geological party under Quin Blackburn, and named by Richard E. Byrd for Captain Robert A. Bartlett of Brigus, Newfoundland, a noted Arctic navigator and explorer who recommended that the expedition acquire the Bear, an ice-ship which was purchased and rechristened by Byrd as the Bear of Oakland.[1]

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