Heading in Canada on the N slopes of Mount Logan, flowing NW across the Alaska boundary to form the headwaters of the Chitina River, 13 mi. SW of Mount Tittmann and 115 mi. NW of Yakutat, St. Elias Mts.
Named in 1912-13 by International Boundary Commission (IBC) because of its nearness to Mount Logan. Mount Logan was named by I. C. Russell in 1890, in honor of Sir William Edmond Logan, "founder and long director of the Geological Survey of Canada," who was born in Montreal and educated in the British Isles. After working for a while in a copper smelting works in Swansea, he became actively interested in geology, especially the coal beds of South Wales. He was director of the Geological Survey of Canada from 1842-69. He was knighted in 1856.