Lamplugh Glacier

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terminus of Lamplugh Glacier in 2011

Lamplugh Glacier is an 8-mile-long (13 km) glacier located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska. It leads north to its 1961 terminus in Johns Hopkins Inlet, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) west of Ptarmigan Creek and 76 miles (122 km) northwest of Hoonah. The glacier was named by Lawrence Martin of the U.S. Geological Survey around 1912 for English geologist George William Lamplugh (1859–1926), who visited Glacier Bay in 1884.[1][2]

Lamplugh Glacier, 23 August 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orth, Donald. "Lamplugh Glacier" in Dictionary of Alaska Place Names. Geological Survey Professional Paper number 567. US GPO, 1967.
  2. ^ "Lamplugh Glacier". USGS National Mapping information. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 

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Coordinates: 58°49′56″N 136°53′43″W / 58.83222°N 136.89528°W / 58.83222; -136.89528