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Lurabee Glacier

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109930

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 NE into Larsen Ice Shelf between Cape Walcott and Cape Hinks, Wilkins Coast, was photographed from the air, 20 December 1928, by Wilkins who considered it a channel cutting E-W through Graham Land between Scripps Heights and Finley Heights in c. 70°20'S; called Lurabee Channel after Ms Lurabee Shreck of San Francisco, in recognition of her assistance in procuring equipment for Wilkins' polar expeditions and in editing his book Flying the Arctic (London, 1928) (Wilkins, 1929, p.367, Fig.30, p.368, map p.374, p.376). Lura B. [sic] Shreck Channel (AGS, 1929a, map p.308). Canal Lurabee (Zimmermann, 1930, map p.347). Lurabee Kanalen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The feature was further photographed from the air by Ellsworth, 21 November 1935, subsequently identified as a glacier, and named Lurabee Glacier ([in c. 69°00'S 63°30'W] Joerg, 1937, Figs. 4, 5, p.436, map facing p.44; USHO chart 5411, 1940; Hinks, 1943, p.30; [erroneously given in c. 70°20'S] USBGN, 1947, p.194; [in 69°12'S 63°45'W] APC, 1955, p.14; DCS 601 sheet 69 62, 1955; [correctly shown] DOS 610 sheet W 69 62, 1963; APC, 1977, p.21). The glacier was roughly surveyed from the ground by USAS in 1940. Glaciar Lurabee (Chile. IGM map, 1947). The glacier was further surveyed from the ground by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947. Laurabee [sic] Channel (James, 1949, p.59). Lurabee Gletsjer, Lurabee Kanaal (Knapp, 1958, p.579). The glacier was resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1960-61. Lednik Lurabi (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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69° 22' 00.0" S
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64° 03' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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