National Geographic : 1908 Mar
Photo from Corby Bros., Washington, D. C. THE LABORATORY OF AN AMERICAN BAKERY, WHERE ALL THE INGREDIENTS ARE CAREFULLY TESTED MARKING THE ALASKAN BOUNDARY U NUSUAL difficulties are being met and overcome in marking the Alaskan boundary as determined by the Boundary Tribunal at London in 1903. The shortness of the season in which the work can be done, the absence of all trails, the necessity of climbing almost in accessible peaks, and the severe cold practically all the time have made the surveying of the boundary a very hard problem. The work is, however, being pushed vigorously by both the United States and Canadian governments. The illustrations on pages 180-189 will give the reader an excellent idea of the region in which the work is being done. These illustrations are from photographs by Messrs Radcliffe Hordern and E. R. Martin, of the- Alaskan Boundary Sur vey, and have been sent to this Magazine through the courtesy of Hon. O. H. Titt mann, Alaskan Boundary Commissioner for the United States. Kate's Needle, whose peculiar profile is shown on page 180, is about Io,ooo0 feet high, and is the highest mountain inr southeastern Alaska outside of the Saint Elias and Mount Fairweather ranges. It is one of the boundary mountains se lected by the Tribunal of London. Whichever of the pinnacles projecting above its summit ridge is chosen as the, exact turning point in the boundary willl be a grander and more enduring monu ment than any which can be built by human agency. The reader will note the remarkable profile of a female face with a striking head-dress. The mountain is the source of great glaciers lying on its slopes, and from one' of these in a most inaccessible region this photograph was taken by Mr Rad cliffe Hordern, of the Alaskan Boundary Survey. The mountain is 8 miles west of the Stikine River and about 34 miles from Point Roberts at the mouth of the river. The views on pages 181-189 were all' taken by Mr Martin in the vicinity of Glacier Bay, Alaska.