National Geographic : 1898 Jan
THREE WEEKS IN HUBBARD BAY Jordan island, for President D. S . Jordan, Stanford University. Kasson (Cape), for Hon. John A. Kasson, ex-U. S . Minister to Austria and Germany. Kyle island, for Hon. James H. Kyle, U. S. Senator. Langley (Mt.), for Hon. S . P. Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian In stitution. McGee (Mt.), for Prof. W J McGee, Ethnologist in Charge, Bureau of American Ethnology. Newcomb (Cape), for Hon. Simon Newcomb, ex-Director Nautical Almanac Pepper (Mt.), for Dr William E. Pepper, ex-Provost of the University of Pennsylvania; President of the Museum of Science and Arts, Phila delphia; President of the Pan-American Medical Congress. Powell (Mt.), for Major J. W . Powell, Director of the Bureau of Amer ican Ethnology; ex-Director of the U. S. Geological Survey. Porter island, for Gen. Horace Porter, U. S . Ambassador to France. Proctor strait, for Hon. Redfield Proctor, U. S . Senator. Richardson island, for Mrs Ellen A. Richardson, President of the George Washington Memorial Association. Ridpath island, for Dr John Clark Ridpath, Editor of the Arena. Sherman strait, for Hon. John Sherman, Secretary of State; ex-U. S. Senator. Smith peninsula, for Col. Wilbur R. Smith, Kentucky University. Strauss glacier, for Hon. Oscar S. Strauss, ex-U. S. Minister to Turkey. Vilas (Mt.), for Hon. William F. Vilas, ex-Secretary of the Interior; ex U. S. Senator. Walcott peninsula, for Hon. C . D. Walcott, Director of the U. S. Geolog ical Survey. White island, for Hon. Andrew D. White, U. S. Ambassador to Germany; ex-U. S . Minister to Russia. Wilson strait, for Hon. William L. Wilson, ex-Postmaster General; President of Washington and Lee University. Wright (Lake), for Hon. Carroll D.Wright, U. S. Commissioner of Labor. Besides these, the following names were deemed appropriate: Mounts Bjorling and Kallstenius, for the two young Swedish explorers who were lost in an attempt to reach Ellesmere land in 1893. The two peaks were ascended by Bjorling in .1891. Mount Ryder, for Lieut. Ryder, of the Danish Navy, the first explorer of Hubbard bay. The peak is the highest that he sighted from his farthest north. Mount Operti, for Mr Albert Operti, the "Arctic artist," who accompanied Lieut. Peary on two expeditions. A cairn erected on the peak by Prof. Gill in 1896 was named after Mr Operti. The peak was erro neously called Devil's Thumb by Ryder. The real Devil's Thumb is in Alison bay. Gill bay, for Prof. Gill, of the Cornell party of 1896, who ascended Mount Operti, overlooking this bay. Tarr bay, for Prof. Tarr, the leader of the Cornell party.