Saturday, March 22, 2014

Visit Alaska - Taku Glacier - Vintage Travel Poster

Taku Glacier, Alaska Vintage Travel Poster

Taku Glacier is a tidewater glacier located in Taku Inlet in the U.S. state of Alaska, just southeast of the city of Juneau. Recognized as the deepest and thickest glacier known in the world, the Taku Glacier is measured at 4,845 feet (1,477 m) thick. It is about 58 kilometers (36 mi) long, and is largely within the Tongass National Forest. The glacier was originally named Schultze Glacier in 1883 and the Foster Glacier in 1890, but Taku, the name the local Tlingit natives had for the glacier, eventually stuck. It is nestled in the Coast Mountains and originates in the Juneau Icefield. It is the largest glacier in the ice-field and one of the southernmost tidewater glaciers of the northern hemisphere. Credit: Wikipedia

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