Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blue Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska


Tracy Arm, Alaska
Blue Ice Fjord

Images of Alaska
Located a the end of the Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska, the Sawyer Glaciers are the sorce of this blue glacier ice.

postmarked in 2010 with three USA stamps

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Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau. It is named after a Civil War general named Benjamin Franklin Tracy. It is located about 45 miles (72 km) south of Juneau. Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness was designated as a wilderness area by the United States Congress in 1980.

The Tracy Arm area covers 653,179 acres (2,643.32 km2). During the summer, the fjord has considerable floating ice ranging from the size of a three-story building to hand-size pieces.

The twin Sawyer Glaciers, North Sawyer and South Sawyer, are located at the end of Tracy Arm. The wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and a variety of birds, such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have more than one of these? Would you be willing to sell it?

Anonymous said...

Oh, after looking around on your blog I realize you probably are not. Sorry (:

Brenda Perez said...

send me a message at 9teen87@bellsouth.net and let me know if you were looking for this exact card, or one from Alaska. I have other from Alaska I would be happy to put a stamp on and send you - thank you for reading my blog :D