Alexander Archipelago

Alexander Archipelago, Alaska

North America’s Alexander Archipelago is a collection of islands stretching 300 miles off Alaska’s southeast coast. About 1,100 islands make up the archipelago, with coastal mountains that rise steeply from the Pacific Ocean. Inaccessible to the mainland, the islands are separated by narrow bays and[…]

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Chatham Strait

Cruising to Chatham Strait, Alaska

The Tlingit name for the narrow strait between the North Pacific and the Alexander Archipelago in southeast Alaska is Chatham Strait or Shee ya xhaak. Deep and narrow, the Chatham Strait is 240 kilometers long and has a long history of habitation by explorers and[…]

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