on W bank of College Fiord, 8 mi. N of Point Pakenham and 63 mi. E of Anchorage; Chugach Mts.
named in 1908 by U. S. Grant and D. F. Higgins, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), for Benjamin Kendall Emerson, 1843-1920, professor of geology at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899.