Cruising LeConte Bay & Frederick Sound
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 03 Sep 2021

Cruising LeConte Bay & Frederick Sound, 9/3/2021, National Geographic Sea Bird

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  • Alaska

This morning we explored LeConte Glacier, the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. It flows out of the Stikine ice field, thousands of feet up in Alaska’s Coastal Range. Known for the massive icebergs, the glacier is named after famed nineteenth-century geologist Joseph LeConte. The mouth of this fjord, LeConte Bay, is an ideal spot for small exploratory crafts like our Zodiacs. In the afternoon, we cruised north through Frederick Sound and then north into Stephens Passage, always on the lookout for wildlife.

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