PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND & COLLEGE FJORD:
Prince William Sound is
the area where you'll find College Fjord. With its 3,000 miles
of shoreline, Prince William Sound is one of the most scenic
archipelagoes in the world. It also hosts the country's largest
gathering of migratory birds.
This is the only place
in Alaska where you are surrounded on all sides by tidewater
glaciers. With the dramatic setting of this narrow fjord, sparkling
blue glaciers flow to the sea. One after another, glaciers named
Princeton, Yale, Bryn Mawr, and Vassar line up to starboard
and port. At the head of the fjord lies Harvard Glacier; here
you'll linger for an in-depth lesson on nature's power.
You'll be following
the wake of an illustrious group funded by railroad magnate
Edward H. Harriman that traveled here in the summer of 1899.
This scientific expedition found the mother lode of Ice Age glory
- the greatest density of tidewater glaciers in Alaska - and
returned with over a hundred trunks of specimens and thousands
of photographs and coloured illustrations.