Charity Glacier

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Location of Rozhen Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Charity Glacier from the entrance to False Bay, with Canetti Peak on the left.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Charity Glacier (62°44′S 60°20′W / 62.733°S 60.333°W / -62.733; -60.333Coordinates: 62°44′S 60°20′W / 62.733°S 60.333°W / -62.733; -60.333) is a glacier on Rozhen Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica draining the southwest slopes of St. Methodius Peak in Tangra Mountains, and flowing west-southwestwards into False Bay north of Barnard Point, between Zagore Beach and Arkutino Beach.

The glacier was named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee in 1958 after the brig Charity (Capt. Charles H. Barnard), one of a fleet of American sealers from New York which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820–21, operating mainly from Yankee Harbor, Greenwich Island. The Charity also visited the islands the following season.