National Geographic : 1896 Apr
144 THE DISCOVERY OF GLA CIER BAY, ALASKA both for Mr Muir. Captain William George, pilot of the Idaho, sent a sketch map and notes, with record of the names they had bestowed, to the Coast Survey. It was my good fortune to be one of the Idaho's passengers on that voyage, and a pleasure later to inform Mr Muir at his Martinez ranch that the great glacier had been named for him. " Which one of the glaciers do they From "Alaska Guide Book," Copyright, 1893, by D. Appleton c& Co. call mine?" was his amused question and only reply. Mr Muir did not bestow any names in the course of his first ice explora tions in Alaska. The bay has not yet been surveyed and charted by the gov ernment, although the Pacific Coast Steamship Company's ves sels have regularly visited it since 1883 and landed thousands"