Monday, November 30, 2015

Hubbard Glacier Alaska

Hubbard Glacier Alaska.

Snaggletoothed prow
On sea bound voyage
A ship of state

Seventy-five miles long and covering over 1,350 square miles in area, the Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. It is also one of the most impressive, a 300-foot wall of ice rising sheer and jagged from the ocean. It has been thickening and advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska since it was first mapped by the International Boundary Commission in 1895. This is in stark contrast with most glaciers, which have thinned and retreated during the last century. ~ Bernard

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