Lynn Canal is an inlet into mainland of southeast Alaska. It not an artificial canal and runs about 140 km (90 ml) from the inlets of Chilkat River south to Stephens Passage and Chatham Strait.
- At more than 610 m (2,000 ft) in depth, Lynn Canal is North America's deepest fjord (outside Greenland) as well as one of the longest and deepest in the world. The northern part of it braids into the respective Chilkoot, Chilkat and Taiya Inlets.
- The canal was explored by Joseph Whidbey (1757-1833) in 1794 and named by George Vancouver (1757-1798) to honour his birthplace, King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
- The location of Lynn Canal as penetrating waterway into interior links Skagway and Haines, Alaska with Juneau and the rest of Inside Passage thus making it a major route for cruise ships, ferries and shipping.
- During the Klondike Gold Rush Lynn Canal was a major route to boom towns Deya and Skagway and thence to Klondike gold fields. The worst in Pacific Northwest's history maritime disaster occurred here during October 1918, when S.S. Princess Sophia, southbound from Skagway, grounded on Vanderbilt Reef and sank, losing all 343 passengers and crew.
- Following the gold rush and the foundation of White Pass and Yukon Route railroad freight from Yukon Territory was transported along the railroad to Skagway and its port and then shipped via Lynn Canal. However, during the 1970s and 1980s freight fell down as mining activity decreased in the interior and now very little freight is shipped in Lynn Canal.
- Transportation in the canal is currently ensured by Alaska Marine Highway ferries. A few other entrepreneurial ferries and water taxis are available, but AMHS is the most frequently used. Lynn Canal Highway is a project of uncertain future.
Highlights: Navigable fjord, Skagway, Haines, Klukwan, Dyea
Port Lynn Canal 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 Lynn Canal, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|5 May, 2018|
|Wilderness Explorer||Juneau, Alaska|
|19 May, 2018|
|SS Legacy||Juneau, Alaska|
|22 May, 2018|
|National Geographic Sea Bird||Haines, Alaska|
|28 May, 2018|
|National Geographic Sea Bird||Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska|
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