Hubbard Glacier (Alaska)

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Region
West Coast USA and Canada - Alaska

Coordinates
60.15277 N, -139.37006 W

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Hubbard Glacier is located in eastern Alaska and part of Yukon (Canada). It was named after Gardiner Hubbard (1822-1897), a U.S. financier, lawyer and philanthropist. On May 20, 2002 Hubbard Glacier squeezed towards Gilbert Point. The longest source for the glacier originates 122 km (76 miles) from its snout and is situated approximately 8 km (5 miles) west of Mount Walsh with an 11,000 feet (3,400 m) altitude. A shorter tributary glacier starts at the easternmost summit on Mount Logan ridge at 18,300 feet (5,600 m).

Before it reaches sea, Hubbard Glacier is joined by Valerie Glacier to the west, which has contributed to the advance of ice flow that experts believe will dam Russell Fjord from the waters of Disenchantment Bay. For about a century, Hubbard Glacier ice margin continues to advance. In May 1986, the glacier surged forward, blocking Russell Fjord's outlet and creating "Russell Lake." The lake filled with runoff and its water level rose 25 m (82 ft). The decrease in salinity threatened sea life. Around midnight on October 8, 1986 the dam began to give way and during the next 24 hours, 5.3 cubic km (1.3 cu miles) of water gushed through the gap. The fjord was reconnected to ocean at the previous level. This was the 2nd largest glacial lake outburst flood in recorded history, and had equivalent flow of 35 Niagara Falls.

In spring 2002, Hubbard Glacier again approached Bert Point and pushed a terminal moraine ahead, closing again the opening in July. On August 14, the moraine was washed away after rains raised the water level behind the dam it formed to 18 meters (59 feett) above sea level. The fjord could be dammed again, and probably permanently. If this happens, it could overflow its southern banks and drain through Situk River, threatening a local airport and trout habitat.


Highlights: 76 mile long glacier

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  1. May, 2017
Day Ships in port
Wednesday
3 May, 2017
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 18:00)
Wednesday
10 May, 2017
ms Noordam(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 18:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
14 May, 2017
Star Princess(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
17 May, 2017
ms Noordam(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 18:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
18 May, 2017
ms Amsterdam(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 18:00)
Island Princess(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 20:00)
Friday
19 May, 2017
Silver Shadow(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
21 May, 2017
ms Europa(arriving at 21 May - departing at 21 May)
Coral Princess(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 20:00)
Monday
22 May, 2017
Celebrity Solstice(arriving at 22 May - departing at 22 May)
Wednesday
24 May, 2017
Norwegian Sun(arriving at 24 May - departing at 24 May)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
25 May, 2017
Radiance Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 11:00)
Saturday
27 May, 2017
Radiance Of The Seas(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
28 May, 2017
Star Princess(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
31 May, 2017
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 31 May - departing at 31 May)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 11:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 18:00)