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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 26, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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WE HAVE IT AND WE DON'T NATURE'S JOKE
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Grand Pacific Glacier, Yakutat Bay, Alaska.
Yakutat Bay, Alaska, Dec. 26.
Nature is playing her biggest joke
on twa world powers through the
medium of a big ice glacier. Although
the spirit -of the treaty of 1894 be
tween the United States and England
was that Canada should have no har
bor through Alaskan waters, the
Srand Pacific glacier, which had re
treated 60 miles in 148 years on ac
count of greater melting in summer
than freezing in winter, retreated 12
miles from 1894 to 1912. From .June
to August of that year it-retreated
one mile and went back so far that it
crossed the boundary and, gave Can
ada a port. -And the Canadians weer
jubilant V
But! A little more snow fell last
winter in the interior arid now the
glacier has started in the other direc
tion. Since August, 1912, it has ad
vanced three-quarters of a mile or
over 4,000 feet and' is now on the
American side of the line, and Can
ada has been cheated out of her lit
tle port.
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