The Hubbard Glacier is located at the northern end of Yakutat Bay and empties itself into the sea at the head of the bay. Hubbard Glacier can also claim the title as the longest glacier in North America. The Hubbard continues to calve (shedding its building material, that is, ice) into the sea from its open face that is six miles long. The glacier was so named after Gardiner G. Hubbard in 1890, the founder and the first president of the National Geographic Society. It is a part of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest national park in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.