Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak, and West Peak


Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak, and West Peak

Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak, and West Peak.

This picture was taken from Blueberry Hills Road South looking ESE some 7 miles. Left to right: Hawthorne Peak – 4,210 ft.; Middle Peak – 3,722 ft.; West Peak – 3,620 ft. The shoulder of Mt. Roberts is on the left. Middle Peak is 6.6 miles from the State Capitol in downtown Juneau, Alaska. Hawthorne Peak was named in 1890 by Lt. Comdr. H. B. Mansfield, U.S. Navy. Published in 1893 by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey on Chart #8235; it was formerly named East Peak.

Picture by David Kent, 10:03 a.m. ADT, April 3, 2007, © 2007

3 Thoughts to “Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak, and West Peak

  1. Cmdr. Mansfield also named the Sawyer Glacier. Wondered if you knew if it were named for someone, perhaps?

    Beautiful picture…this.

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for your comment and question!

    Sawyer Glacier was Named in 1889 by Comdr. H.B. Mansfield, USN (US-T131/1967/Dictionary of Alaska Placenames/Orth/p843); published by USC&GS in 1891 Coast Pilot (p. 147).

    I’ll have to do more research to see if I can find who or what Mansfield named it after.

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