Icy Bay is on the Gulf of Alaska coast about 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Yakutat and lies within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The area was first explored on June 4, 1794 by Joseph Whidbey, a sailing master in the Royal Navy.
The La Perouse Glacier tumbles out of the Fairweather Range in Glacier Bay National Park. The glacier was named for a French explorer appointed in 1785 to lead an expedition of discovery around the world.
The Bering Glacier is the largest and longest glacier in continental North America. Located in coastal south-central Alaska, it is bounded to the north by the St. Elias Mountains and to the south by the Gulf of Alaska.
The silt-ladened Grewingk River develops a braided patterns with multiple channels separated by bars or islands. During periods of relative sediment stability, intertidal plants and animals colonize the beach face creating multi-colored patterns.
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