Melbern Glacier

Feature Type:Glacier - Mass of permanent snow and ice flowing from an area of snow accumulation on higher ground.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW from Grand Pacific Pass in Tatshenshini Alsek Wilderness Provincial Park, W of Pleasant Camp in NW corner of BC, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°13'17''N, 137°17'41''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 114P/3
Related Maps: 114P/3
114P/5
114P/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted July-August 1922, as submitted by J.D. Craig, International Boundary Survey.Decision in 18th Report. Extends from 59 25 - 137 40 to 59 12 - 137 17. After W. Melbern Dennis, Dominion Land Surveyor, International Boundary survey (18th Report).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in 1912 (by J.D.Craig?) after William Melbern Dennis, DLS, International Boundary Survey.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

This glacier once flowed 23 miles (37km) from Grand Pacific Pass northwest almost to the junction of the Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers. See new items about the retreating Melbern Glacier in Vancouver Province 28 September 1964, and in Victoria Colonist 26 November 1964 (file B.1.22). Total length in 2005 is less than 10 miles (16km).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office