National Geographic : 1908 Mar
184 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE VIEW UP QUEEN INLET TOWARD THE BOUNDARY LINE-THE "CARROLL" GLACIER SHOWS IN THE BACKGROUND The field of floating ice in front of the Muir Glacier and small bergs left on the beach by falling tides. The Muir Glacier formerly faced about where the group of men are seen, and had solid frontage clear across the inlet about Ico feet high. Now it is back several miles and slopes gradually down to the water. The earthquake of 1899 probably caused the ice to break off more rapidly than it usually did. Its former great beauty is now lost. Photos by E. R . Martin, Alaskan Boundary Survey.