Craft Glacier

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Map of Thurston Island.
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Craft Glacier (72°12′S 101°22′W / 72.200°S 101.367°W / -72.200; -101.367Coordinates: 72°12′S 101°22′W / 72.200°S 101.367°W / -72.200; -101.367) is a valley glacier about 5 nautical miles (9 km) long, lying west of Hendersin Knob on Thurston Island and flowing south to Abbot Ice Shelf in Peacock Sound. It was first delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in December 1946, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Ensign Charles Craft, U.S. Navy, a helicopter pilot on USS Glacier who made exploratory flights at Thurston Island in February 1960.[1]



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