Ketchum Glacier

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Ketchum Glacier (75°0′S 63°45′W / 75.000°S 63.750°W / -75.000; -63.750Coordinates: 75°0′S 63°45′W / 75.000°S 63.750°W / -75.000; -63.750) is an eastward flowing glacier at the base of Palmer Land, Antarctica, about 50 nautical miles (90 km) long, descending between the Latady Mountains and the Scaife Mountains into Gardner Inlet. It was discovered by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947–48, under Finn Ronne, who named it for Commander Gerald Ketchum, U.S. Navy, commander of the icebreaker USS Burton Island (AG-88) which broke the ice to free the RARE from Marguerite Bay for the return home.[1]

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  1. ^ "Ketchum Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-04-30.

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