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Lewis Glacier

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Vaughan Lewis Glacier is one of the more striking glaciers in Juneau Icefield of Alaska. It lies in lat. 5 8 50 N., Long. 134 17 W., At the head of great canyon extending 30 miles inland from the northern end of Alaska's inside passage, about 36 miles north-north-East of the town of Juneau; Glacier trends generally north westward for approximately 35 mil es to nice fall where it joins Gilkey Glacier. This Glacier is remarkable for magnificent Forbes-type band display on its surface, and these are considered to be the finest in Alaska. It is fed by the highest major neve on Juneau Icefield, and in its vicinity are the main northern research facilities of the Juneau Icefield Research Program. Between 1958 and 1961, a group of eight buildings were erected at 7 000 ft. Level, near this Glacier, to serve as headquarters of the Glaciological Institute. Since W. Vaughan Lewis was to have been first Visiting Professor Of Glaciological Institute and working in Juneau Icefield, it is most fitting that this Glacier has been named after him. The Board on Geographic Names, United States Department Of Interior, has approved for Federal use place-name Vaughan Lewis Glacier, which has been published in Decision List 6203.

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