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The Columbia Glacier

It was one of those once in a lifetime experiences to be on a Boston Whaler out in the Prince William Sound and to be watching the cruise ships go by that seems dwarft compared to the size of the glacier.

As you see in the pictures a large piece fell off and it became a very rock and roll kind of trip. Was a little nerve racking but so thrilling.

Columbia Glacier

The Columbia Glacier is a glacier in Prince William Sound on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is one of several glaciers in the area named for elite U.S. colleges, in this case Columbia University, and was named by the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899. It is one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, and has been retreating since the early 1980s.

The Alaska Marine Highway vessel M/V Columbia is named after the Columbia Glacier.