Bryn Mawr Glacier, College Fjord

Bryn Mawr Glacier, College Fjord

by | Nov 28, 2018

Bryn Mawr Glacier flows southeast for about 4.5 miles (7 km) to Harvard Arm of College Fjord, in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The glacier is located about 2 miles (3 km) northwest of College Point and 52 miles (84 km) west of Valdez, Alaska.

The glacier was named by members of the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899 after Bryn Mawr College, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr is a women’s liberal arts college founded as a Quaker institution in 1885.

College Fjord is at the head of Port Wells, located in the northwestern sector of Prince William Sound. From Port Wells, College Fjord extends northeast for 16 miles (26 km) to College Point where it divides into Harvard Arm to the west and Yale Arm to the east. Harvard Arm continues for about 4 miles (6.5 km) northeast of College Point. The fjord contains five tidewater glaciers (glaciers that terminate in seawater), five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers, most named after renowned east coast colleges (women’s colleges for the northwest side, and men’s colleges for the southeast side). Read more here and here. Explore more of Bryn Mawr Glacier here:

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