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Emerson Peaks

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58 ° 55' 14.999" N,
136 ° 26' 15" W


Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

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4370 ft (1331.98 m)

Emerson Peaks in Detail.


In Glacier Bay National Monument, trends NW with a maximum elevation of 4,830 ft., 4 mi. SE of Triangle Island, and 67 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts. 2 miles long.


Named by the American Geographical Society's Glacier Bay Expedition of 1941 for Benjamin Kendall Emerson, 1843-1932, professor of geology, who visited the Muir Glacier with the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899. Emerson taught geology at Amherst College from 1878-1912. He worked for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from 1890 until his death and he is noted for his investigations of the geology of Massachusetts.