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United States : Alaska

27.9 miles (44.9 km) NE of Whittier, Valdez-Cordova, AK, USA
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 61°S 32°E

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#2: College Fjord #3: Coghill Lake Valley #4: GPS #5: Pt. Pakenham #6: South Magnetic Port Wells

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  61°N 148°W (visit #1)  

#1: Crescent Glacier Valley

(visited by Gilbert Kruschwitz)

16-Aug-2002 -- I visited 61/148 Friday evening Aug 16th. My wife, Kris, and I had intended to visit this point weeks ago right after hearing of the project on Public Radio but more pressing matters prevented. This weekend Kris was kept in town again as I left Whittier in our boat at 4:pm and traveled east through Passage Canal and North up Port Wells. Passed the cruise ship Ocean Princess off Granite Bay as it came from College Fjord on its way to Seward.

The weather conditions were good, nearly calm over most of the area except for a off-glacier breeze from College Fjord and the sky was clear above. Visibility was impaired, however, by smoke haze from wildfires northwest of Anchorage.

As I approached the confluence point, the north breeze blowing over the incoming tide caused the chop to increase. This, together with the effect of breeze and tide on the boat, made holding position difficult and I had to circle a couple times before I managed to get a proper shot of the gps.

The other shots include: Point Pakenham and Mount Doran to the west, Crescent Glacier Valley to the east, a view south (magnetic) through the haze down Port Wells, Barnard and Wellesley glaciers looking up College Fjord to the north-west, and Coghill Lake valley with Yale Glacier in the background to the north.

This confluence is in a beautiful section of Prince William Sound with lots of scenery and interesting relics from gold mining days.

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#1: Crescent Glacier Valley
#2: College Fjord
#3: Coghill Lake Valley
#4: GPS
#5: Pt. Pakenham
#6: South Magnetic Port Wells
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  Notes
In the Port Wells fjord of Prince William Sound, about 0.7 mi from land.