Chatham Strait (Shee ya xhaak in Tlingit language), is a narrow passage of Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the United States' state of Alaska. Chatham Strait separates Baranof Island and Chichagof Island to its west from Kuiu Island and Admiralty Island on its east.
Chatham Strait is 240 km (150 miles) long and 5–16 km (3–10 miles) wide, extending southwards from the junction of Lynn Canal and Icy Strait to the open sea.
The meanings of the parts of strait's name in Tlingit language for Chatham are, as follows: Shee, Baranof Island; Ya, face; Xhaak, Center. In 1775 Chatham Strait's southern part was named Ensenada del Principe by Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra (1743 – 1794), a Spanish naval officer. La Perouse (1741 – 1788), a French Naval officer and explorer, gave it the name Tschirikow Bay in 1786, and in 1789 fur trader James Colnett (1753 - 1806) named it Christian Sound. Other fur traders called the strait Menzies. In 1794 it received its present name: George Vancouver (1757 – 1798) named it Chatham Strait honoring William Pitt (1708 – 1778), First Earl of Chatham.
Highlights: Alexander Archipelago, narrow inlets, secluded bays, wildlife
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Port Chatham Strait cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Chatham Strait, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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