Information About

Mount Wright

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 47' 52" N,
136 ° 1' 35" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Elevation

4862 ft (1481.94 m)

Uses

Mount Wright in Detail.

About

1 mi. N of Dirt Glacier, Glacier Bay National Monument, 52 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts.

History

Named in 1891 by Reid (1892, p. 30), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), for George Frederick Wright, 1838-1921, pastor and glacial geologist. Most of his life was spent as a theologian and Congregational minister. He was professor at the Oberlin Theological Seminary from 1881 to 1907. He was the author of many geological publications, including "The Ice Age in North America." Wright spent some time in the Glacier Bay area in 1886. There is another Mount Wright 43 mi. W of this feature.