Wrangell Narrows (Alaska)

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West Coast USA and Canada - Alaska


56.63274 N, -132.94849 W

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Wrangell Narrows (aka Wrangell Strait) is a water channel with length of 35 km (22 ml) located in Southeast Alaska, between Mitkof Island and Kupreanof Island. Along Wrangell Narrows there are about 60 lights and buoys marking the navigation route through the channel.

  • It was first named "Proliv Vrangelya" (Wrangell Strait) in 1838 after the Russian Admiral Ferdinand Petrovich von Wrangell. The name Wrangell Strait was changed to Wrangell Narrows in 1919.
  • The town of Petersburg (on Mitkof Island) is at the channel's north end. Mitkof Island is to its east-southeast. Kuprenof Island and Woewodski island are to its north and west. Wrangell Narrows opens up to Frederick Sound to the north and to the Sumner Strait to the south.
  • The strait is used by the ferries servicing the Alaska Marine Highway, by fishing boats and smaller cruise passenger ships. Large-sized cruise ships (with high draft) don't use this channel because its low depth (22 ft / 6,7 m) and narrowness (max width 200 ft / 61 m).

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