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North to Alaska - Crystal Symphony

Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier

sunny 60 °F

Our voyage north in the inland passage continues this morning. We again had two enrichment lectures.

First up was Rob Caskie describing the incredible building of the Alaska Canada Highway during the early stages of World War 2. It was a truly remarkable effort is some of the worst conditions possible.

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Following Rob, Dr Jay Wolff continued his stories of the history of Alaska and its personalities with a talk titled "Dangerous Dan, A Dog Name Balto and the Rest of the Story". Jay is an amazing storyteller of history and he entertained all as we learned some rather obscure history.

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After lunch we spent the rest of the afternoon transiting Endicott Arm to get to Dawes Glacier. We were blessed with great weather and spectacular views. Dawes Glacier was named in 1891 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey for Henry Laurens Dawes, lawyer and statesman from Massachusetts. The glacier was originally called "Young Glacier" in 1880 by John Muir for Reverend S. Hall Young, his companion.

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Posted by rpickett 11:10 Archived in USA Tagged and glacier arm endicott dawes

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