La Conte Glacier

Updated: Jul 10, 2021

Wow -- this place is beautiful! We left Petersburg bright and early and followed a local tip to stop into La Conte Glacier. Always willing to take a bit of local knowledge, we backtracked a bit in Frederick Sound to take a look. What a great trip it was.


The bergie bits floating all over the inlet were interestingly shaped and fun.




The star of the show was the glacier. It is a relatively small one but beautiful anyway.




In order to get a perspective of the size I offer this photo:


Now look closely at the bottom of the picture and see Sudden Inspiration just right of center. That is some perspective for you. The rest are icebergs but they are large.




Barbara netted a fragment from the bay on the way out so we could have some cocktails with ancient ice later that evening. It seemed to be tasty and clean.


We got tired and stopped at Ruth Cove in Thomas Bay -- just a bit north of Petersburg for dinner and sleep. It was a beautifully calm protected bay and we all slept like babies. No anchor alarms or even a wisp if wind or current. We are headed to Ford's terror next -- See what scared him so much. I'll be keeping you posted!


And -- of course the technical data:


Petersburg to Petersburg Borough

Time: 8 h 15 m ( 12:27 to 20:43 ) Distance: 58.17 nm

Fuel: 14.27 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.73 GPH Fuel Economy: 4.08 NM/G

Avg Speed: 7.00 kn Max Speed: 9.33 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 2680.55 Hours Runtime End: 2688.80 Hours Fuel: 14.27 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.73 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 7.90 GPH Avg RPM: 1218.73 Max RPM: 1602.75 Avg Oil Pressure: 50.40 Low Oil Pressure: 31.33 Avg Temperature: 188.01 Max Temperature: 194.00




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