The reservoir was created by the damming of the Green River near present day Dinosaur National Monument.
The trails below Teapot Rock in the second and third views result from 4-wheel drive vehicles - the rock was being used for off road driving and local beer parties.
The lake’s waters have receded approximately ten meters from historic levels in the second view.
The beginnings of Salt Lake City can be seen in the small tents dotting the background of the first view.
Even though the locations of each photograph are different, the second was made to respond to the first’s choice of subject in order to provide contrasting experience.
Only two years separate these photographs showing a dramatic short term change in the ecology of Lake Powell.
Maps, left 1807 Philip Broke, courtesy Hydrographic Office London, right Magdalenefjorden, courtesy Norsk Polarinstitut.
Top left coloured drawing by Carl Nielsen after sketches by F. W. Scheirtz made in August 1878 when the Norwegian North-Atlantic Expedtion 1876-1878 visited Magdalenefjorden.
Images from top left Barthélemy Lauvergne 1839, view from Gravneset made during the La Recherche Expedition, Gerhard von Yhlen 1861
View across Trinityhamna towards Miethebreen Camera position: N 79° 33’32’’ E 11° 1’ 16’’.