College Fjord & Barry Arm
North Prince William Sound’s College Fjord contains five tidewater glaciers, five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers. The smaller glaciers were discovered in 1899 by an expedition team that included Harvard professor and mineralogy instructor Charles Palache and Amherst professor John Muir who named them after East Coast colleges such as Barnard, Bryn Mar, and Holyoke. Women’s colleges are on the northwest side and men’s colleges on the southeast. Harvard Glacier, at one and half miles wide and going back to the Chugach Icefield for 24 miles, is the largest of the group. Barry Arm contains numerous tidewater glaciers including Cascade, Barry, and Coxe.