National Geographic : 1891 May 29
72 I. C. Russell-Expedition to Mount St. Elias. down into the river valley before mentioned and at right angles in general to the trend of the plateau. To the buried glacier the U. S. Coast Survey has applied the name of Malaspina, in honor of that distinguished and unfortunate explorer. No connection could be seen between the small glaciers and the Malaspina plateau, as the former dip below the level of the summit of the latter. The Malaspina had no neve, nor was there any high land in the direction of its axis as far as the eye could reach. Every where, except where the pinnacles protruded and in a few spots on the face of the bluff, it was covered with a thick stratum of soil, gravel and stones, here and there showing small patches of bright green herbage. The bluff westward from Point Manby may probably prove of the same character." Mount Cook and Mount Vancouver are named in the Pacific Coast Pilot, and their elevations and positions are definitely stated. Mount Malaspina was also named, but its position is not given. During the expedition of last summer it was found impracticable to decide definitely to which peak the name of the great navigator was applied. So existing nomenclature was followed as nearly as possible by attaching Malaspina's name to a peak about eleven miles east of Mount St. Elias. Its posi tion is indicated on the accompanying map, plate 8 (page 75). Several charts of the southern coast of Alaska accompany the reports of the United States Coast Survey for 1875, referred to above. A part of these have .been independently published. These charts were used in mapping the coast-line as it appears on plate 8, and were frequently consulted while writing the fol lowing pages. NEW YORK TIMES EXPEDITION, 1886. An expedition sent out by the New York Times, in charge of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, for the purpose of making geo graphic explorations and climbing Mount St. Elias, left Sitka on the U. S. S. Pinta, on July 10, 1886, and reached Yakutat bay two days later. As it was found impracticable to obtain the necessary assistance from the Indians to continue the voyage to Icy bay, whence the start inland was planned to be made, Cap tain N. E. Nichols, the commander of the Pinta, concluded to take the expedition to its destination in his vessel. On July 17 a landing was made through the surf at Icy bay, and exploration at once began. The party consisted of Lieutenant Schwatka, in charge; Pro fessor William Libbey, Jr.; and Lieutenant H. W. Seton-Karr.
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