College Fjord, United States
College Fjord Reviews
Not the cheapest or easiest to get to, but so worth it! Sep 13, 2009
In the very northern region of Prince William Sound College Fjord offers a wonderful chance to see many tidewater glaciers. Those are glaciers that come right down to the waters edge. It was discovered by the Harriman Expedition back in 1899 and they named it after several of their members being from east coast colleges. There are five tidewater glaciers and many more that are higher and do not at this time come all the way down. To the best of my knowledge, after doing some research this is the listing of Glaciers in College Fjord. There are probably more high on the mountains, but I haven’t seen names on them.
As we cruised slowly in from the south in a very north, north east direction we passed
Crescent Glacier on the east side,
Amherst Glacier was next on our east side,
Williams glacier was very high on the east side,
Yale glacier was at the top end of eastern arm of fjord – tidewater,
Downer glacier is very high up on the far north east side,
Harvard Glacier was at the very north end and is the largest tidewater glacier in the fjord.
We stayed and turned very slowly to allow everyone a long and good view of this one before beginning our way south very slowly.
Smith Glacier is on the west side very close to Harvard and is also a tidewater.
Bryn Mawr Glacier was the next one on the west side and is a large tidewater.
Vassar Glacier next south on the west side
Wellesley Glacier was next on the west side and is another tidewater.
Barnard Glacier was the next to last on the west side
Holyoke Glacier was the last high on the mountain on the west side.
College Fjord was the epicenter of the Good Friday Earthquake back in 1964, which measured 9.2 magnitude, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history.
Part of the 2009 Cruise to and tour of Alaska travel blog
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