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Historical photo: Norris Glacier in 1898

Posted: December 14, 2012 - 1:02am
Norris Glacier and the saltery at Taku Point is pictured in 1898. Today, the Norris is considered a "hanging" glacier as it has receded so far, it now hangs off a cliff. The icebergs in the photo were likely shed by the Taku Glacier, which was receding at the time. Since, the Taku has begun advancing down the valley and continues today. In this photo, Ron Schonenbach, who owns the property with his wife, Nan, said the water is likely 100 feet deep. These days, one can only travel though the area at high tide, he said.   Courtesy of Ron Schonenbach
Courtesy of Ron Schonenbach
Norris Glacier and the saltery at Taku Point is pictured in 1898. Today, the Norris is considered a "hanging" glacier as it has receded so far, it now hangs off a cliff. The icebergs in the photo were likely shed by the Taku Glacier, which was receding at the time. Since, the Taku has begun advancing down the valley and continues today. In this photo, Ron Schonenbach, who owns the property with his wife, Nan, said the water is likely 100 feet deep. These days, one can only travel though the area at high tide, he said.

Norris Glacier and the saltery at Taku Point is pictured in 1898. Today, the Norris is considered a “hanging” glacier as it has receded so far, it now hangs off a cliff. The icebergs in the photo were likely shed by the Taku Glacier, which was receding at the time. Since, the Taku has begun advancing down the valley and continues today. In this photo, Ron Schonenbach, who owns the property with his wife, Nan, said the water is likely 100 feet deep. These days, one can only travel though the area at high tide, he said.

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