Tracy Arm in Southeast Alaska is a 22-mile-long fjord with waterfalls cascading from its high, glacially-carved walls. Black bears feed along the shoreline and mountain goats scale the steep granite cliffs. Twin glaciers are located at the end of the fjord—Sawyer and South Sawyer—and sculpted icebergs are commonplace sights. The fjord was named after Civil War General Benjamin Franklin Tracy, who served as a Union brigadier general for the 109th New York Infantry Regiment. It was designated as a wilderness area in 1980 by the U.S. Congress.
Want to see more? Join us May 22 – 29, 2011 for our Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness Cruise. Or, click here more more information on our virtual Alaska expedition, featuring Alaska expert Sue Perin, coming Tuesday, October 26 at 8:00pm ET.
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