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Icy Bay

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60 ° 13' 41.596" N,
148 ° 19' 30.155" W


Valdez-Cordova (CA)


Icy Bay in Detail.


Located on the east coast of Kenai Peninsula, trends northeast from Tiger Glacier to open out 8 km (5 mi) west of Chenega. Early descriptions of this bay state that it was composed of snow-ice, about thirty feet in height and at the water-cliff, and probably based on a low muddy beach; (USC&GS, 1869,p 141). The bay, as seen and described in the 18th and 19th centuries, seems to have been an indentation of the Malaspina Glacier front located near where the mouth of the Yahtse River Yahtse The present Icy Bay was uncovered by the retreat of the glacier since 1899. 12 miles long.


Explored by Joseph Whidbey (of Captain Vancouver's expedition) June 4, 1794, and named by Vancouver, but not shown on his chart (Wagner, 1937, p. 393). 1978 description revised.