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Chenega Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Chenega Glacier is a tidewater glacier located in Prince William Sound and on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

Bering River, Controller Bay

Bering River starts at the terminus of the Bering Glacier, and flows southwest about 20 miles to Controller Bay, about 57 miles east-southeast of Cordova, Alaska.

Sudden Stream, Malaspina Coastal Plain

Sudden Stream starts in lake at the terminus of the Malaspina Glacier, and flows south for 2 miles to Yakutat Bay, about 8 miles southwest of Blizhni Point, and 18 miles northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Wellesley Glacier, College Fjord

Wellesley Glacier is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long, and terminates in a lagoon on the west bank of College Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier is on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northwest for 12 miles (19 km) from the Kenai Icefield to its terminus at a proglacial lake in Kachemak Bay State Park about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Kachemak Bay, and 15 miles (24 km) east-southeast of Homer, Alaska.

Tyndall Glacier, Taan Fjord

Tyndall Glacier flows to the head of Icy Bay, about 65 miles northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Southwestern Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Southwestern Glacier is in Northwestern Fjord, a deep embayment in Kenai Fjords National Park and Preserve, about 50 miles (81 km) northeast of Homer and 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

Tracy Arm, Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness

Tracy Arm is a fjord in the Coast Mountains of Southeast Alaska about 85 miles (137 km) northeast of Sitka and 42 miles (67.7 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

North Dawes River, North Dawes Inlet

North Dawes Glacier flows south from the Coast Mountains to North Dawes Inlet, about 74 miles (119 km) southeast of Juneau and 51 miles (82 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska.

Cataract Glacier, Surprise Inlet

Cataract Glacier flows northeast for 2.7 miles (4.4 km) from an elevation of 5500 feet (1677 m) through a steep valley to its terminus at the head of a stream that flows for 0.45 miles (0.75 km) to Surprise Inlet, about 51 miles (82 km) east-southeast of Anchorage and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

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Falling Glacier, Kings Bay

Falling Glacier, Kings Bay

Falling Glacier starts at the northwest end of the Sargent Icefield in the Chugach Mountains and flows northwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) to the eastern shore of Kings Bay, about 39 miles (63 km) northeast of Seward and 20 miles (32 km) south-southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Princeton Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Princeton Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Princeton Glacier is on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula, about 37 miles (60 km) south-southeast of Whittier and 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of Seward, Alaska.

North Dawes River, North Dawes Inlet

North Dawes River, North Dawes Inlet

North Dawes Glacier flows south from the Coast Mountains to North Dawes Inlet, about 74 miles (119 km) southeast of Juneau and 51 miles (82 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska.

Yahtse Glacier, Icy Bay

Yahtse Glacier, Icy Bay

Yahtse Glacier starts on Barkley Ridge at Mount Miller, and flows southeast for 40 miles (65 km) to Icy Bay, about 152 miles (245 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 71 miles (115 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

North Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm

North Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm

The North Sawyer Glacier, also called Sawyer Glacier, starts in British Columbia and flows west through the Coast Mountains for 22 miles (35 km) to Tracy Arm, about 78 miles (126 km) north of Petersburg and 53 miles (85 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Kashteen Peninsula, Tsaa Fjord

Kashteen Peninsula, Tsaa Fjord

The Kashteen Peninsula is located in Icy Bay and is emerging from under the retreating Guyot Glacier, about 149 miles (240 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 73 miles (118 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Guyot Glacier, Icy Bay

Guyot Glacier, Icy Bay

Guyot Glacier is 34 miles (55 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide and located in the Robinson Mountains, about 146 miles (235 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 76 miles (123 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Sumdum Glacier, Endicott Arm

Sumdum Glacier, Endicott Arm

Sumdum Glacier starts on the south slope of Mount Sumdum and flows southwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) to Powers Creek, 89 miles (144 km) northeast of Sitka, and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Tigertail Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Tigertail Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Tigertail Glacier starts in the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northeast for 4 miles (6.5 km) to Nassau Fjord, about 36 miles (58 km) east-northeast of Seward and 36 miles (58 km) south-southeast of Whittier, Alaska. The glacier was named in 1909 by...

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