in Glacier Bay National Monument, extends W from McBride Glacier to Muir Inlet, 4 mi. N of Sealers Island 40 mi. SW of Skagway, St. Elias Mts.
Named in 1947 for R. G. McConnell, 1857-1942, Canadian geologist, who visited Muir Inlet in 1913. McConnell was a member of the Canadian Geological Survey and was famous for his geological investigations of the Klondike and Yukon areas of Canada.