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Crane Glacier

Crane Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Crane Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108343

Feature type: Glacier


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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flowing into Exasperation Inlet,Oscar II Coast, was photographed from the air on 20 December 1928 by Wilkins who reported it as a channel cutting E-W through Graham Land in c. 66 35'S; named Crane Channel after C.K. Crane of Los Angeles, Cal. (Wilkins, 1929, Fig. 26, p.365, p.366, 376 and map facing p.374; Wordie, 1929, second map facing p.304; AGS map, 1929a; [in c. 67 00'S] USHO chart 1132, 1930; [in 66 30'S] BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933). Cranes Löp (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Canal Crane (Zimmermann, 1930, map p.347). Crane Kanal (Drygalski, 1930, p.327). Crane Kanalen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Surveys by BGLE in 1936 showed that no through channel exists in the position reported by Wilkins, and the name Crane Inlet (USHO chart 5411, 1939) or Crane Channel (BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940) was applied to a supposed long inlet on the E coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in c. 66 35'S 64 00'W. Ensenada Crane (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Estero Crane (Chile. DNH chart [no number], 1947). Estrecho Crane (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947 and reference to Wilkins' photographs, the present glacier was identified as the feature originally named by him. Ensenada Mercedes (Orrego Vicu±a, 1948, p.202 and end map). Glaciar Crane (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.325; Pierrou, 1970, p.272; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.86). Crane Glacier (BA chart 3570,; APC, 1955, p.8; BA chart 3570, 27.ix.1957). Crane-Bucht, referring to Wilkins' channel (Kosack, 1955a, p.221). Crane-Gletscher (Kosack, 1955a, end map). Glaciar Cranc [sic] (Argentina. IGM map 3762, 1958). Crane Kanaal (Knapp, 1958, p.571). Lednik Kreyn (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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65° 24' 00.0" S
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62° 42' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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